THE TRAINING ACADEMY

Town and Country Staff are delighted to now be offering Housekeeping Training.

We get asked everyday by so many people

‘How do I become a Housekeeper?

and

‘How do I become a better Housekeeper as I want to work at the top level in high end homes?’

Housekeeping is the general care, cleanliness, orderliness and maintenance of a home. We believe that offering ‘hands on’ training courses to give you the specific training you need will help you achieve your Housekeeping career.

We are delighted to have been joined by Kirsty Peacock who will be heading up the Training at The Academy. Kirsty’s housekeeping knowledge has been gained through experience working both in the UK and Internationally. Having worked on Private Yachts, Cruise Ships and, most recently, for several years as Executive Head Housekeeper in charge of running the housekeeping for several properties owned by ultra-high net worth families, Kirsty’s knowledge is extensive and invaluable.

The aim of The Training Academy is to teach you what you need to know and to give you the confidence to work as a Housekeeper – regardless of what level you want to work at or where you want to work in this industry. Our courses are two or three days and are open everyone, from complete beginners to those who already have some experience but are looking to increase their expertise. The two-day course covers all the basics – and much more. The three-day course will give you more information on the subjects you may need to know about if you want to work in very high-end homes. There will be no more than 10 people in any class.

Town and Country is also a Recruitment Consultancy so if you have completed your course, we can also talk to you about writing your CV, assist you with preparing for interview, finding a housekeeping job or a new job if you are already working in the industry. Our ‘Available Candidate’ page is the most popular page on our website and, if you would like us to, we can put your details on the page so that Clients who are looking for new staff can find you! This benefit will always be available to our Training School graduates – you are always welcome to come back to us in the future for help finding that new job.

These are some of the subjects Kirsty will be teaching on the courses: –

General Introduction, Instruction and Advice

Sitting/Drawing Room

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

Dining Room

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

Bedrooms

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

Bathrooms

Cleaning Products
Special Surface Care
Towel Presentation
General Presentation

Kitchen

Care of Appliances
Fridge Storage
Oven Cleaning
Cleaning Products

Laundry

Washing and Stain removal
Clothing Labels
Ironing
Basic Mending

Care of Antiques

Security
Household Admin
Flower Arranging
General Maintenance

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:

London

 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