Hiring Top Quality Housekeepers
British American Household Staffing is a domestic staffing agency in NY and CA and the UK that provides experienced, qualified and formally trained household staff including nannies, governesses, butlers, baby nurses, newborn care specialists, executive housekeepers, private chefs, household managers and estate managers and chauffeurs. British American Household Staffing represents the finest Executive Housekeepers and Laundresses.
Hiring Top Quality Housekeepers
Do you need to hire a top quality executive housekeeper? Contact us here
Housekeepers vary greatly in experience and may carry out any or all of the following duties: laundry, pressing, ironing, cooking, clothing care, wardrobe care and maintenance, organizing and couture clothing care. Some are Executive Housekeepers, Laundresses or Housekeeper/House Managers.
As explained on Wikipedia, “The housekeeper is generally hired by and reports to the lady of the house. The extent to which the housekeeper supervises other staff varies from household to household. In general, the staff of a grand dwelling is divided into departments, with the housekeeper in charge of all the female staff with the possible exception of the kitchen staff, who report to the cook, and the between staff, who may report to the butler; in these cases the cook and butler reported directly to the lady of the house.”
The difference between a Housekeeper and a cleaner is the Housekeeper’s ability to organize closets by color and season, organize the home in general, a deep understanding of clothing care (steam, dry clean and hand wash) and their knowledge and training in formal service. They will understand formal service, which includes serving, formal table setting, flower arranging as well as all deep cleaning and laundry responsibilities. An Executive Housekeeper will have experience working in a team and supervising other staff, usually in a formal townhouse or other similar large high level residences.
A Laundress will have an intensive knowledge of fine clothing care. They will know how to steam, hem, maintain, wash and hang fine and valuable clothing of all kinds. A laundress will usually spend the entire day looking after the find clothing in the home. A Laundress is specifically hired to wash and maintain the laundry in-house.
If you are looking to hire a Housekeeper, Executive Housekeeper or Laundress please view our Services or learn about our process by viewing our Standards. If you are a Housekeeper looking for employment, please visit our Candidates page.
East Coast Staffing
We serve the New York City area, including Manhattan (Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Central Park West, Midtown, Flatiron, Nomad, West Village, Soho, Tribeca), Brooklyn (Dumbo, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill), Westchester County (Harrison, Scarsdale, Rye, Larchmont, Chappaqua), and Southern Connecticut (Greenwich, Old Greenwich, New Canaan, Westport, Darien) and the Hamptons. Contact our New York office here.
West Coast Staffing
Our Hollywood office serves all of Los Angeles, including Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Santa Barbara and Montecito. Contact our Los Angeles office here.
Our San Francisco office serves the California Bay Area including San Francisco, San Mateo, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Atherton and Mountain View. Contact our San Francisco office here.
Please either call us at
East Coast : (212) 966-2247 (BAHS)
West Coast : (310) 592-7183
UK : +44 (0) 20 7846 0175
Florida/Yachts : (561) 213-0890
or submit your contact information below and our office will be in touch shortly.