About Celia Harmston

Celia Harmston

Private Household Consultant

Celia runs the Private Household desk for Leaman Consulting and has worked with the most affluent and well know households with great success. A consummate professional and a highly trained individual within this area Celia has a degree in Primary Education and an in-depth understanding of the importance of the quality of candidate needed to work within a personal residence. Celia has a caring and professional approach and will visit the residence when required to ascertain the right fit for you or your Principal, whether it be an experienced Housekeeper,  Estate/House Manager, Butler, Driver, Chef or Household Couple. Celia has often worked on adhoc roles and specifications - so do not hesitate to run anything by her!

 
 

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£36,000 - £38,500
High Profile family of 3 (soon to be 4) are looking for an experienced housekeeper to join them on a live out basis. They are a really lovely down to earth family and their previous housekeeper was with them for 7 years!
They live in a large 5 townhouse - you will be responsible for all housekeeping, laundry and ironing, running some errands and so on.

You must be child friendly as they have a 2 year old and a newborn on the way, but a full time nanny is employed. They also have a very friendly small dog.
 
This role is to start ASAP
Salary will depend on experience but around £550 net per week.
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm (flex)
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£40,000 - £40,000

This is a lovely role working for an American family of 7 located in Chelsea. They lead a busy lifestyle and work in London during the week, occasionally spending time at their family home during weekends and travel internationally in school holidays. The children range from 1 – 8 years in age and the family have a Labrador puppy. This position is to work from Thursday 7am – Monday 7am. There is a Live out nanny who covers Monday – Wednesday, plus 2 housekeepers Monday to Friday.

 

Your main charges are a boy aged 3yrs and a girl aged 1yr. However, working alongside another nanny and the parents, there will be a cross-over helping with the older children; a boy aged 4, girl aged 7 and a boy aged 8. The role will be a mixture of shared care and sole charge, caring for the children at home and providing a fun, stimulating and nurturing environment for them. There will be the requirement to travel overseas with the family and attend regular activities with the children.

 

As a nanny you will have relevant experience working with young children within private homes, with a fun, kind and energetic nature.

 

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Plan and lead educational activities with the children, researching new age appropriate activities to carry out with them, as and when appropriate
  • Support the children through child led play and oversee their activities at all times
  • Support and nurture the children interacting with them at all times
  • Plan playdates with friends from nursery
  • Support the children’s morning routine, dressing, washing and breakfast
  • Ensure bottles and mealtimes are prepared and arrive on time with correct food
  • Keep to routine ad support with potty training.
  • Tidy away after activities and play areas
  • Support the older siblings aged 4, 7 & 8 and their Nanny, as required.
  • Prepare any meals for the children and support the Cook, Housekeeper and other Nanny when required to do so
  • Follow any direction from the parents on appropriate food for the children

 

Starting: ASAP Jan 2021

Location: Chelsea SW3

Hours: Thursday 7am – Monday 7am (hours on Thursday & Friday, 7am – 8pm, weekends 8am – 8am + occasionally babysitting)

Accommodation: Own bedroom & bathroom on the lower ground floor, kitchen shared with other staff on the same floor. You do not need to leave the accommodation on your days off.

Salary: £40,000 gross per year depending on individual

 

Please note we cannot guarantee a response to every application

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£600-£650npw + accommodation DOE

Informal family of 3 living in Chelsea are seeking a positive and proactive nanny to join them on a live in basis mid-January 2021. You will be caring for a baby girl, who will be 3 months old at the start of the role. It is essential that you have the relevant experience as a nanny with babies and young children and are knowledgeable when it comes to routine, feeding and other milestones along the way. It is an informal home, where you would work as part of a small team alongside a live out housekeeper and a PA. 

 

The family love the outdoors and are looking for a nanny who is optimistic, passionate and energetic, and ideally shares the same passion for nature as they do. There will be monthly travel to the family estate in Scotland plus some international travel 3-4 times a year. 

 

You must also be a dog lover as they have 2 friendly dachshunds that are very much part of the family.

 

Confident London driver with a clean licence is essential; the family will provide a car for childcare duties.

 

Days & Hours: Monday – Friday 7.30am – 7.30pm

Starting: 21st January 2021

Location: Chelsea SW3

Salary: depending on individual experience

Accommodation: Own nanny suite on lower ground floor with private bedroom, en suite bathroom, sitting room area and kitchenette.

 

 

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£600-£650npw + accommodation + food allowance

Live in baby nanny required for a lovely family living close to Victoria. The role is live in 5.5 days week, with flexibility to include weekend cover. 

All usual nanny duties to include routine, encouraging milestones, learning through play, being  proactive in ways to interact with the babies. Once out of COVID - planning baby classes and clubs, playdates etc.

You must have experience with young babies and children and be safety aware. Up to date first aid required as well as enhanced DBS.

High energy and sunny disposition, with a willing personality.

Some travel required through the year (shared with the housekeeper). 

This is a lovely role and household to be a part of. 

Salary £600 - £650 net per week, negotiable. 

Accommodation is own bedroom  & bathroom and shared kitchen. 

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3,500 - 3,800 Euros NET a month

UHNW Housekeeper/Wardrobe Management (with housekeeping/butler duties) Monaco

(A high standard of Spoken English & French required) This is an UNHW international family with high standards and lifestyle.

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for an experienced ladies maid with excellent knowledge of high-end fashion and designer brands. Supporting an UHNW female with an extensive luxury wardrobe and beauty regime.

Attending to wardrobe management and detailed inventory. Top packing skills and specialist experience cleaning and caring for delicate and rare fabrics, furs and jewellery.

Management of all beauty products and make-up with current knowledge of the beauty industry fashion and popular treatments. Personal shopper experience would be a big plus.

Based within a beautiful, fully staffed home you will also have housekeeping duties and assist the team when required. Experience with housekeeping to a high standard is needed and a positive team spirit, happy to help when needed. You will be a valued member of the household team.

You must live within a commutable distance to Monaco or be willing to relocate at your own expense. The client would provide accommodation for a relocation candidate for the first month only, with assistance in finding your own accommodation.

French and English spoken fluently is essential for this role and relevant experience working for an UHNW family covering wardrobe, luxury items and housekeeping or Butler duties.

Excellent package and working conditions. Salary is 3500 - 3800 Euros net per month.

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£15 NET PH
Family of 4 are seeking a native German Speaking Nanny to work 35 hours a week, 12pm- 7pm with flexibility.
This is a sole and shared care role, Mum does work from home but is out of the house for meetings. There is also a full time housekeeper employed who has been with the family for years.
 
There are 2 boys, aged 2 and 6 months old, so you must have experience both with babies and young children - and able to assist with the various milestones and developmental stages. The 2 year old is in nursery 5 mornings a week.
 
The family are looking for a professional, loyal and discrete nanny who can encourage the children's learning day to day through play and other activities, as well as teaching them the German language. The children do not speak any German yet, but the father is native German.
 
 
Starting ASAP
Salary: £15 net per hour
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