A British 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.
British governesses and Native English speaking governesses are highly demanded within large and wealthy households, places like Saudi Arabia (Saudi royal families), UAE, Russia - Moscow, Paris, Geneva 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 British governess services for our overseas clients as well as Bilingual tutors (French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian & Mandarin) for families living abroad. 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 (as well as tutoring English ond other subjects)
- 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 Qualified British Governess will have a teaching background or have higher childcare education and a minimum of 5 years professional childcare or teaching experience.
- A Bilingual Governess is often asked to teach children a second language (French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, etc).
- A Governess may also teach a musical instrument.
SALARY OF A GOVERNESS
- Qualified governess will be expecting salary starting from £700 to £1500 net per week. This mainly depends on their experience and qualifiactions.
WORKING HOURS: British 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 private tutor / governess.
OVERSEAS GOVERNESS PLACEMENTS:
Abu Dhabi / Athens / Alexandria / Ajman / Bahamas / Bahrain / Belgium / Bermuda / Canada / Cayman Islands / Cairo / Denmark / Dubai / Egypt / France / Geneva / Germany / Greece / Holland / Istanbul / France / Fujairah/ Greece / Italy / Istanbul / Jordan / Kuwait / Luxemburg / Moscow / New York / Ras al-Khaimah / Paris / Russia / Qatar / Saudi Arabia / Saudi Arabia / Switzerland / St Petersburg / Middle east / Turkey / UAE / USA / And most other locations!