In Spain it is fairly common to employ a housekeeper for an average of four to six hours a week to assist with the cleaning, cooking and maintenance of your home. However, it is not so common to employ a live in maid.
Maids in Madrid are common due to the high demand. However the majority contract work through word of mouth and are often immigrants. There are Internet sites that post details of housekeepers available for work and that also give you the opportunity to advertise your requirements.
There is no set fee for hiring a housekeeper in Madrid, yet a general wage for a full time housekeeper will be about 1000 euros a month, which works out to 6.25 euros an hour.
The following companies offer a wide array of domestic services:
Ser Hogar Systems
C/ Anabel Segura, 11 Building. A, 2 floor
Tel: 902 232626
HOUSE KEEPING S.L
C/ Miguel Hernández, 48
Realce De Limpiezas
C/ Mota del Cuervo, 10
Tel: 913 833 500
C/ Carmen, 8 – 2 B
T: 91 532 0630
The following Web sites are online forums and bulletin boards for domestic help: