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Welcome to Marvellous Maids

Having been successfully running since 1998, and having placed thousands of domestic workers in all aspects of domestic work, we pride ourselves in being the top domestic agency in the country.

We strive to bring professionalism to an industry filled with misconceptions and exploitation, and to a large part, we have succeeded in that. We have developed a reputation, not only in the Cape where we began, but all over the country, that is synonymous with quality service, superior advice, and of course, staff of the highest calibre.

We operate all over South Africa, from Johannesburg and Pretoria to Cape Town, George and Knysna, continuously growing.

By no means do we assure that finding somebody to work in your home, close to your family, in your personal life and space is easy, it’s not. Because of this, we bring total transparency to all our dealings, with clients and candidates, we don’t cut corners, we don’t bend the law. We don’t make promises and representations that we can’t back up, just to make the deal.

Our placement fee includes a three month warranty, which gives one plenty of time to find the right person, should the initial, or even second choice, not work out, for whatever reason. Commisioning our services is totally free, and should you not find a suitable candidate through us, no fee is payable. Only once we have sourced somebody with whom you are happy, and a job offer made, do we charge. And our service doesn’t stop there. From assisting with contracts and UIF registrations, to on-going advice, we remain committed to ensuring a successful placement.

Kate Shuttleworth

Founder

Some prospective employers are reluctant to pay for the sourcing of a domestic worker, especially considering the current rate of unemployment and South Africa’s history with madams and their maids, and it is often assumed that finding someone off the road, or a neighbour’s-maids’s-sister will suffice. From the continual horror stories we hear, from people using our services, we firmly believe that using professionals will cost far less in the long run than a bad placement.

We think we had heard them all until we are bowled over by another tale which demonstrates our reliance on the women and men who free up our energies by cooking, cleaning and looking after our children. But why use an agency? At Marvellous Maids we have strict selection criteria. Taking into consideration the worker’s past with special reference to honesty, reliability and attitude as well as domestic skills. References are not only checked and scrutinised, but investigated as well.

Training

Unfortunately, at the moment we’re unable to run any in-person courses but are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Educate 24 and you can get our training online on a smart phone now.

These affordable on-line courses help the participant to work their way through the knowledge required in both housekeeping and laundry. And to make sure one is paying attention, each module has a test which you need to pass to get to the next module.

New Areas now open: Gauteng - Pretoria (RE-LAUNCH) | Western Cape – Somerset West, Stellenbosch and Hermanus