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Temporary Christmas Staff – Planning Ahead!

So, as we start heading into the festive season (yes, there are already Christmas adverts appearing on the television and everywhere!), it is worth considering what type of help and extra support you will need over the Christmas period to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.

With a little forward planning and preparation, here’s how to help things go with a swing!:

This year your plans may include playing host to a house full of guests, a drinks or dinner party or maybe a children’s Christmas party. You may also be travelling abroad for Christmas and require help with your children whilst you are away. Whatever the occasion or circumstances, hiring experienced and even professional help (such as a Nanny or Chef) will allow you more freedom to enjoy yourself and relax in the knowledge that things will be taken care of, leaving you time to spend with your family and guests!

Eden Private Staff has a wide range of options for you to choose from and we will start searching now/well in advance to find the best staff to work for you. Whether your requirement is for a few days, weeks or maybe a few months, we can cater for all situations and here is a round-up of the type of seasonal staff available & what they can do for you:

  • Family Cook/Chef: menu planning, shopping and food preparation takes time and if you want to have something a little more adventurous on your menus, a skilled and professional Cook/Chef is invaluable. Many Chefs are knowledgeable about and experienced in cooking certain types of international cuisine, so if you are looking for Mediterranean, French, Asian, Middle Eastern or Japanese food on your menus then this is your answer. Additionally, a professional Cook/Chef will be able to cater for guests with specific dietary requirements such as coeliac/gluten-free, vegan/vegetarian, dairy & nut free.


  • Driver/Chauffeur: as you go out and about, take the hassle out of your journey and enjoy the freedom of being dropped off at your destination and collected at a time of your choosing – all within the comfort and safety of your own car and driver.


  • Nanny/Maternity Nurse: busy families can always use an extra pair of hands! A Nanny or Maternity Nurse is the perfect solution and would give you peace of mind that your child/children are being cared for and are happy and occupied! A Maternity Nurse will also provide some much-needed rest for parents with a baby during an already busy time of year.


  • Housekeeper/Butler/House Manager/ Household Couple: An experienced Housekeeper or any of the positions mentioned here will get on with the job of professionally and efficiently managing the household and family/guests’ needs. These members of staff are trained to support you and anticipate your needs and also work in tune with the daily rhythms of your house and your schedules.


  • Personal Assistant (PA): this is the perfect time for a bit of forward planning & diary management. Be one step ahead by employing a PA to book in your appointments and meetings for the New Year and start making a plan for next year. Also why not tidy up loose ends by overhauling your filing systems and improve some of your office processes. A PA could organise and manage all this for you so you can start the New Year with a well organised office and well prepared diary. You could also hire a PA to write your business Christmas cards or order and send important corporate/client gifts.


  • Gardeners: this is the perfect time of year to ‘put the garden to bed’ for the winter. This is a great seasonal role for a competent Gardener who has the knowledge and expertise to know what needs to be done at this time of year/early next year (pruning, chopping, clearing, planting,composting, mulching etc!). If you ever look out of your window at the garden and wish it looked a bit more up together, then this is the perfect solution.


  • Security (Property/Premises) or Close Protection Personal):

if you plan to be away for a few days or have a holiday booked you can arrange for your property to be taken care of in your absence. You may also want Close Protection for either yourself or a family member when you are out and about, giving you peace of mind and reassurance so you can enjoy a stress free holiday.


  • Handyman: do you often find yourself thinking about all those jobs – large or small – that need doing, but never seem to get done? This then is definitely the perfect solution! A Handyman can attend to a huge range and variety of jobs such as hanging pictures, putting up shelves or mirrors and repairing pretty much anything both inside the house and outside too.

Our wide range of seasonal private staff provides you with a great solution to your holiday season being as stress free as possible.

We can support your need for help anywhere in the world and are also here to offer you advice and guidance regarding employing staff.

The Eden Private Staff Team can be contacted on +44 (0) 207 4716000. Please call us today to start putting your seasonal staff plan in place.


November 21, 2023

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