Top Domestic Staffing Priorities: Which Roles to Hire First?

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Top Domestic Staffing Priorities: Which Roles to Hire First?

Housekeeper from Staffing at Tiffanie's making the bed

Your busy household or large estate requires professional Household Staff to ensure that all runs as smoothly as possible, but are there certain Household Staff you should be hiring before others? Read on to discover which essential roles to consider when hiring Domestic Staff.

The Estate Manager

Households requiring a team of staff will benefit from hiring an Estate Manager initially. These professionals know how to manage teams of Household Staff, in addition to performing other duties they are tasked with, such as scheduling and overseeing repairs.

Along with their excellent capability to manage Household Staff, Estate Managers also often possess other certifications, skills, or training that allows them to manage finances, staff schedules, and other duties.


If busy schedules prevent your household from staying clean and organized, a Housekeeper will most certainly be at the top of the list of Household Staff to hire first. Housekeepers are organizational and cleaning experts who can ensure your home is always neat and tidy.

Some Housekeepers will also complete light shopping, cooking, or pet care in addition to their main duties. Having a Housekeeper can free up hours of time, allowing families to do more of the things they love to do.


Households with children will appreciate the many benefits that a Nanny can bring to their family. Some Nannies specialize in specific aspects of child care, such as Night Nannies, who assist new parents by attending to their newborn’s needs throughout the night.

Other Nannies may care for older children part-time, while some live in a home or arrive daily to work on a full-time basis. All Nannies can create special bonds with the children they care for. Nannies are an integral part of the household and become a very important part of a family’s lives.

Private and Personal Chefs

Private chef from Staffing at Tiffanie's serving food to a family

Another benefit to the busy estate is the Private or Personal Chef. These professionals are ideal for households that are always on the go. Household Chefs ensure that freshly prepared and healthy home-cooked meals and snacks are always available for the entire family.

These culinary experts have been educated and trained in the culinary arts and literally bring the world to their client’s homes. Personal Chefs are also in charge of everything to do with the kitchen, including grocery shopping, ingredient sourcing, and clean-up, making them an essential part of your Household Staff.

In addition to their culinary skills, Household Chefs plan menus, can create meals to support dietary needs. They may also be happy to cook for dinner parties and other events held at an estate.

Your Household Staffing Solution

Household Staff can help ensure your home runs smoothly and that you have time for all of the things you need and want to do. An important part of getting the results you’re looking for is to be sure you’re hiring the absolute best and experienced candidates.

Staffing at Tiffanie’s has over 25 years of experience in sourcing top tier candidates for Estates, Celebrities, Executives, and other individuals and families that need reliable Domestic Professionals.

Your initial consultation allows us to learn what your ideal domestic professional is to you. We then create a detailed job description and present to you our most skilled and talented candidates. Staffing at Tiffanie’s reviews and selects the best candidates for you to interview, supporting and guiding you at every step to ensure your satisfaction and protect your privacy. Contact us to hire Household Staff today: 866-484-5550.