Whilst many mums would love to have a nanny, housekeeper, cleaner and personal assistant, the reality is that most people cannot afford such luxuries, but with Mummy's Maid (www.mummysmaid.co.uk) that much needed extra pair of hands is possible.
Mummy's Maid, founded by Oxfordshire-based Kez Luckett, provides families in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Hampshire with short term household help that is designed to be used on an adhoc basic as and when the need arises.
A fully vetted individual, usually a mum returning to work, goes into a client's home and will take care of cleaning, laundry, general household chores and running errands. They also offer a child care service that can be used when a trusted sitter is needed but no one is around to help out. An increasingly popular option is a package for new mums and allows them to spend time with their baby, without the worry of household chores, or have some supportive childcare so they can catch up on much needed sleep.
Kez Luckett, said, "In this tough economic climate not everyone can afford ongoing domestic help, but all too often mums simply can't do it all. I set up Mummy's Maid so everyday people can have access to an affordable, flexible service as and when they need it. We work on a minimum of two hours per session rather than a lengthy, binding contract".
She added, "All our girls go through a rigorous vetting process, with face to face interviews, reference checks and an enhanced CRB disclosure. Most of them are mums themselves and understand the daily juggling act that is motherhood. They simply step in and do whatever needs to be done, even if that's a cup of tea and chat!"
One happy customer said, "We can't afford a cleaner every week but sometimes I need a bit of extra help and Mummy's Maid is the perfect solution. The ladies who come in are absolutely lovely, work incredibly hard, and are reliable and trustworthy. I always know using them is money well spent and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Mummy's Maid to family and friends!"
In 2012, Mummy's Maids will be launching a homemade frozen food service where nutritious meals are delivered frozen to your door so all that needs to be done is reheating. They will also be offering a one to one support service for mums that need extra help with all aspects of breastfeeding. Both of these will be available in Buckinghamshire from January.