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A governess specialises in educating, caring for and supervising a child or children in a private household setting. Governesses will hold a teaching qualification or will be educated to degree level, backed up with childcare experience and checkable references. A governess usually works with children from the age of 4 years upwards. Governesses work approximately 8-10 hours a day typically with weekends off and can work on a live-in or daily basis. 

What are the Duties of a Governess?

  • Teaching all aspects of the curriculum & specialised subjects
  • Teach a second language (for example English, French, Russian, Spanish or Mandarin) 
  • Teach manners and etiquette 
  • Liaise with school and /or educated the child at home 
  • Liaise with parents and provide feedback on their child’s performance
  • Prepare children for exams and school assessments

How Much Does a Governess Cost?

The salary offered needs to reflect the level of experience, qualifications the governess holds, the level of duties, the location and the working hours required. Contact us to find out more information. 

Locations Covered: 

We place British governesses, as well as bilingual governesses and residential tutors in the following areas:

Central London and UK: Barnes, St. John's Wood, Belgravia, Chelsea, Kensington, Marylebone, Holland Park, Chiswick, Knightsbridge, Regents Park, Hampstead, Islington, Hampshire, Surrey, The Cotswolds, Maida Vale, Berkshire, Home Counties and others. 

Overseas countries: UAE, Monaco, Paris, Rome, Dubai, Madrid, Jeddah, Jordan, Turkey, Geneva, Moscow, Bermuda, Caribbean, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Kuwait, Switzerland, Cayman Islands, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Germany, New York, France, Al Ain, Belgium, Luxembourg, Russia, Spain and others. 

Register Your Search for a Governess 
We would be delighted to talk you through your requirements. For advice and more information on our governess services, please contact our dedicated childcare consultant on or by phone on +44 (0) 203 006 7888.

Governess Vacancies
If you are a governess or qualified teacher looking to further your career get in touch and we can help find you a governess job overseas or in London. View our active governess positions. 

About Leaman Consulting

Leaman Consulting was formed to offer a unique and confidential recruitment service to clients and candidates who prefer to work with an independent and highly experienced consultancy who give that personal touch that the big agencies cannot offer.

We have grown every year on the basis of continuous referral and recommendation as being the agency of choice who produce the best results for both the candidate and client.


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