Would you like to train as a Housekeeper or improve your Housekeeping skills?

Kirsty Peacock Housekeeper TrainerIntroducing Kirsty Peacock and Town and Country Staff’s new Training Academy.

My name is Kirsty Peacock and I’m from Paisley in Scotland but now live in London. I will be heading up the new Training Academy for Town & Country.

I began my career in Private Service working as a Stewardess in the yachting industry almost 15 years ago.

That’s when I realized that working for UHNWI individuals was going to be very different to anything I’d done before. On my first day as junior stewardess on Motor Yacht Lady Allison I was given the job of cleaning the bathroom in one of the staterooms. The Chief Stewardess armed me with the products I needed, explained how to use them and told me she’d be back at the end of the day.

The bathroom was huge. White marble, everywhere!. And the gold, Oh my word the gold!! The taps were gold, the plugholes were gold, the toilet flush was gold. Even the toilet brush was gold. I called my parents that night to tell them that I cleaned the toilet with a gold plated toilet brush!

Over the years I have work aboard many beautiful boats and in stunning homes all with one thing in common, they are kept to the highest of standards. I have amassed a huge amount of knowledge on how to look after every surface imaginable. Sting Ray skin covered walls, a wooden bath, a crystal sink, carpets made from gold and silk. I have seen them all and have learned how to look after them.

Although being an exceptional House Keeper isn’t just about cleaning. It’s about making the lives of the principle who you work for run as smoothly as possible. Keeping the home clean of course but also organized. Staying one step ahead to make sure the house is in perfect working order and the most important the attention to detail.

If you would like to work as a Housekeeper in some of the UK’s or even the world’s finest homes then please get in touch. Town and Country Training Academy will arm you with the skills and knowledge needed to make you the perfect Housekeeper, including how to look after that gold plated toilet brush.

We’d love to hear from you.


We will be holding courses in Central London at the Prestigious Millennium Hotel on Sloane Street in Knightsbridge.  The two-day courses will be on Saturday and Sunday, and the three days courses will also include a Friday.

The next 2018 dates available will be:


 2nd & 3rd June, 2018  2-day Course Book Here
 6th & 7th July, 2018  2-day Course  Book Here
 7th, 8th & 9th September, 2018   3-day Course  Book Here
 6th & 7th October, 2018   2-day Course  Book Here
 2nd, 3rd & 4th November, 2018  3-day Course Book Here

At the beginning of each course you will be given a manual covering all the subjects that Kirsty will be teaching you for you to keep.  At the end of each course we like to give you a reward for your hard work!  You will get a Certificate from Town and Country Staff, a tabard for you to take home to use in your housekeeping job, and a ‘goodie’ bag containing useful cleaning items.

A two-day course will be £600 per person incl. VAT and a three-day course £900 per person incl. VAT. Breakfast, Lunch and refreshments during the course will be offered.  No accommodation is included in the cost.

We can also offer bespoke training courses for individual and corporate clients.

For further information about The Town and Country Training Academy courses please contact us on 020 3174 2446

General Introduction, Instruction and Advice

Sitting/Drawing Room

Care of Flooring
Care of Walls
Care of Curtains and Upholstery
Care of Lighting

Dining Room

Table Linen
Care of China, Cutlery, and Glassware
Setting the table and basic Service


Types of Bedding
Making a Bed
Turn Down Service
Wardrobe Management, including clothing, shoe and handbags
Setting up of a Guest Room
Basic Packing and Unpacking


Cleaning Products
Special Surface Care
Towel Presentation
General Presentation


Care of Appliances
Fridge Storage
Oven Cleaning
Cleaning Products


Washing and Stain removal
Clothing Labels
Basic Mending

Care of Antiques

Household Admin
Flower Arranging
General Maintenance