Interestingly, we have seen a rise of Filipina domestic staff over the years. Especially housekeepers. Unsurprisingly, this is a trend that has not changed. The Filipina Housekeeper or Nanny is as popular as ever. Both in a formal or an informal household.
Filipina community in London
Needless to say, the largest Filipina population in the UK is in London. However, Filipino communities are present in other places. A large number of Filipinos are employed in the domestic staff sector. Amazingly, in 2001, 40,118 Filipinos were living in England. In 2011, the figure was 117,457. In 2015, the figure was 132,000.
Filipina Housekeepers – the happiest
Did you know that Filipinos are supposed to be the happiest people on earth? At least according to many studies. Also, they are known to have a strong work ethic. One that is much appreciated globally. Interestingly, you can find Filipina domestic staff working all over the world. Often they work in the UK of course. Sara Vestin Rahmani and her team are very fond of Filipina staff. Needless to say, we take great pride in placing Filipina housekeepers.
Background of the Filipina housekeepers UK
Our owner, Sara Vestin Rahmani spoke to several of our lovely Filipina housekeepers about why they came to the UK. Interestingly, many of the housekeepers came with their employers. They were brought over by here from Hong Kong and the Middle East. In recent years, we have also seen a rise in housekeepers who initially went to work in other European countries first. Uniquely, many of them have degrees such as nursing. Bravely, they took the big decision to leave their country and family behind. Most of the housekeepers Sara spoke to admitted that, of course, the reason for leaving home was to find well paid work. Thus, they are able to send their salary home to help their families. We can totally understand how their trip home once a year is something they much look forward to. We absolutely love Filipina Housekeepers!
The popularity of Filipina domestic staff is hardly surprising
Unsurprisingly, we have learnt that our Filipina housekeepers and nannies are valued and treated with the respect that they deserve. We hear so many lovely stories about how Filipina Housekeepers and Nannies help to bring up children. Moreover, they help to keep homes to the highest level. Similarly, they keep everyone well fed. Even your dog! It is no wonder that they are valued for their calm but caring personalities. Amazingly, they they still go back and visit children they have looked after. Year after year.
Domestic Worker visas for Filipina housekeepers
Sadly, it is now almost impossible for a Filipina housekeeper to come to the UK to work. This is something that many of our clients don’t know. Similarly, other Filipina domestic staff have the same problem. If they do not already have a European passport, it is now not possible to get a Domestic Workers visa. However, you can still choose from our excellent selection of Filipina housekeepers that are already here in the UK. Great huh?
About Filipina Housekeepers
Uniquely, Filipinas have been raised with strong family tradition. They often come from tight knit communities. Similarly, mutual respect is learned from an early age.
English is taught in schools. The native language is Tagalog. Also, many housekeepers from the Philippines speak Spanish. Thankfully, all our Filipina housekeepers speak fluent English.
Why employ a Filipina housekeeper:
- First of all, Filipinas have a good work ethic.
- Secondly, they are loyal and honest.
- Thirdly, they are efficient and experienced.
- Moreover, they are discreet.
- Last but not least, they are naturally very caring.