Families And Client First

How We Work

We understand the importance of building a trusted relationship with our clients and candidates. Therefore, we invest the necessary time to gain a deep understanding of the exact requirements of both parties.


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At Forbes Private Staff we believe listening and understanding, both to clients and candidates, is the key to successful matchmaking. Our dedicated consultant will carefully listen to and will understand your requirements, then will assess each family’s needs and the environment in which their chosen staff will function. We can also advise on scheduling and help you to define the candidate’s role.


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Forbes Private Staff conducts a specifically tailored search and selection to find appropriate candidates who match the client’s requirements. This is truly where the magic happens. We believe in quality over quantity, and will only send you candidates we believe are worth your time and consideration. But before we introduce a candidate to you, we check their documents and references, we ensure all candidates are CRB checked and all relevant certifications are up to date. We will share our interview notes with you so you can better understand the quality & personality of each candidate we introduce. You need to let us know which candidates you would like to interview yourself within our services category.


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We will work together to coordinate interviews for you and the candidates in consideration. We are happy to set the first interview up inside or outside of your home. Regardless of your preference, we will help make this process seamless and easy. You can interview our candidates either over the phone, video calls, via Skype or in person. We help set up these interviews and can offer selection of interview questions and review the impressions of both family and candidates. Additional reference and documentation check can also be carried out on client’s request; however, most clients prefer to speak to the referees themselves. We can help with travel arrangements to and from the interview also.


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When a family feels comfortable with a candidate and decides to offer her/him the job, we can help draft a job offer/work agreement to make sure no key consideration has been overlooked. Once the candidate has accepted the offer, she/he is directly employed by the family.


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This final step is very important and makes our approach unique. After placement of our candidate, we contact both family and our candidate to assess the working relationship. We offer post-placement support so whatever your concerns, we will be always here to help you.

How We Work

Once you’ve decided what type of services you’re looking for, you need to register with Forbes Private Staff by filling out our client registration form. This will ask you to list your candidate preferences and unique requirements, as well as you will be able to read our Term of Business and familiarise yourself with our fees. Once registration is received, your information will be carefully reviewed by a member of our staff who will then contact you directly to discuss all your specific requirements in a greater detail, to note down all the final information we need to start your perfect candidate search.

The Steps We Follow
  • Understanding Your Needs
  • The Matchmaking Process
  • Interview
  • Contract
  • Follow Up and Ongoing Support
Placement Fees

At Forbes Private Staff it is crucial that the candidate you choose is the right match for your family, and to ensure this we provide 12 weeks of free replacement and ongoing after-placement support.

UK Placements

  • Client registration Fee – FREE
  • Permanent Full-Time Placement in Childcare (52 weeks + ) - 15% of the Annual Salary
  • Permanent Full-Time Placement in Private Household (52 weeks +) – 15% of the Annual Salary
  • Full-time Governess or Tutor Placements – 17% of the Annual Salary
  • Full-Time Dual Residency Placements - required to work in the UK and Overseas - 18% of the Annual Salary
  • Part-Time Governess or Tutor Placements – 19% of the Annual Salary
  • After School Childcare Placements – 18% of the Annual Salary
  • Part-Time Placements in Childcare and Private Households – 18% of the Annual Salary
  • Maternity Nurses - £170 per week, min 2 weeks.
  • Temporary Placements – £100 per day or £450 per week.
  • Trials - £450 per week, up to 4 consecutive weeks; or fixed daily fee of £90.

Overseas Placements

  • Client Registration Fee - FREE for Permanent Placements
  • Client Registration Fee - £100 for Temporary or Holiday Placements
  • All Permanent Placements – 20% of the Annual Salary
  • Maternity Nurses - £230 per week, min 2 weeks
  • Temporary Placements – £100 per day or £500 per week.
  • Trials - £500 per week, up to 4 consecutive weeks.

To our loyal returning clients and our current client referrals, we offer a 10% discount on your placement fees.

Our Registration is FREE of charge to all our candidates.

For more information, please contact us or register online, and we’ll contact you to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you might have.

Have a vacancy to fill?

Please register online and our team will contact you to discuss your requirements and to tailor the services to your specific needs.

What our clients say about us?

‘Impeccable staff, trustworthy and punctual. A great company to deal with who consistently deliver. Highly recommended.’

H. K.  London, UK

H. K. London, UK

Fashion Brand, Client of 7 years

‘I’d like to say how pleased I and my wife have been with the service we received from you and from our housekeeper who has been reliable and efficient throughout the several years she’s been with us. All the best for the future.’

R. H. London, UK

R. H. London, UK

Client of 3 years

‘You were more than helpful at arranging the service I wanted and it was executed perfectly. I will most definitely be using your services again. Thank you.’

K. R. London, UK

K. R. London, UK

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