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A governess is a female employee of a family who teaches children within their home. In contrast to a nanny, nurse or a babysitter, she concentrates on teaching children, not their physical needs. Governess is in charge of school age children, not babies.
The position is highly demanded within large and wealthy households, countries like Saudi Arabia (Saudi royal families), UAE, Russia and others, where parents prefer to educate their children privately at home rather than send them away to boarding school.
We’re specialists in providing governess services for our overseas clients. Only the best ones are recruited and supplied for overseas positions.
DUTIES OF A GOVERNESS
- One of the main governess duties is teaching and educating children in a private household paying attention to their social development
- Governess will be employed to work 5 or 6 days per week and may work alongside a nanny or mothers’ help. She will normally care for school aged children between the ages of 3 to 16 years.
- A Governess will have a teaching background or have higher education and a minimum of 5 years professional childcare or teaching experience.
- A Bilingual Governess is often asked to teach children a second language.
- A Governess may also teach a musical instrument.
SALARY: salaries depend on experience and start from £500 net per week for London governesses and £600 to £1200 net per week outside the UK.
HOURS: Governesses work on average 10 hours a day, with 2 days off. Those hours can be negotiated and even stretched if agreed between the family and their child carer.
OVERSEAS GOVERNESS PLACEMENTS:
Abu Dhabi / Al-Ain / Ajman / Bahamas / Bahrain / Belgium / Bermuda / Canada / Cayman Islands / Caribbean area / Cairo / Denmark / Dubai / Egypt / Geneva / Germany / Holland / France / Fujairah/ Greece / Italy / Istanbul / Jordan / Kuwait / Luxemburg / Moscow / New York / Ras al-Khaimah / Russia / Qatar / Saudi Arabia / Saudi Arabia / Sharjah / Spain / Switzerland / St Petersburg / Middle east / Turkey / UAE / USA / Umm al-Quwain / And most other locations!