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Signature Staff, a domestic staffing agency, has been successfully working on behalf of families for over 35 years.

Whether you are a family based in the UK or overseas, the Signature Staff team act as more than just a nanny agency catering for your requirements to source either a nanny, norland nanny, housekeeper, maternity nurse, butler, chef or house manager.

We will source the candidate that is the best-fit for your household based on your requirements and their skill-set and personality.

Why Signature Staff

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Signature Staff are an experienced and respected global household staffing agency, having been founded more than 35 years ago, by a highly distinguished Norland nanny, Angela Hovey.

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We know what our clients need from their household staff, having worked in households as nannies, maternity nurses and housekeepers ourselves.

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We are particular about who we represent both from a client and candidate perspective as we want to ensure roles are long-lasting and relationships enduring.

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We are matchmakers more than headhunters; we find the perfect fit using our own experiences and far-reaching pool of household staff to ensure the best match for you the client.

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We know that personal communication is essential not just during the search process but also in aftercare too and undertake this with warm, personalised attention.

How it works

We have a comprehensive on-boarding and then subsequent matching process to ensure that both our clients and exclusive household staff enjoy long-lasting and fulfilling placements.

Fees

Signature Staff charge a one-off fee to families when a permanent hire is made, and a weekly fee when a temporary placement is made.

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FAQs

What happens if a permanent placement doesn’t work out?
Open What happens if a permanent placement doesn’t work out?

Signature Staff employ a rigorous matching policy to ensure the chosen candidate is the best-fit for your household based on your requirements and the candidates’ skill-set and personality.

However, extremely infrequently unforeseen challenges can arise for either or both parties.

Should the original candidate leave in the initial 10 week period (10 weeks from the start of employment) for reasons other than employer misconduct, Signature Staff will seek to find a replacement (at no cost).

If at the end of the initial 10 week period a replacement has not been found, 35% of the initial fee charged shall be reimbursed to the client by Signature Staff.

How many years’ relevant work experience must a candidate have in order to register with Signature Staff?
Open How many years’ relevant work experience must a candidate have in order to register with Signature Staff?

We require a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in a private household.

Does the client incur travel costs when the employee starts a new position?
Open Does the client incur travel costs when the employee starts a new position?

The client is responsible for covering travel expenses at the start and end of the employment.

Over and above this, for overseas placements, 1-2 return flights to the candidate’s country of residence are typically included and will be set out in the employment contract.

Not registered yet?

Please do get in touch with one of our Signature Staff team members to discuss your requirements. 

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