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English Governesses Agency London, Dubai and overseas

High Profile Nannies British governess agency provides British governesses in London, Dubai, Paris, Riyadh, Geneva and Worldwide. We are always looking for experienced British, English speaking Governesses, teachers, French speaking Governesses in London and for our Governess jobs overseas, we are one of the leading International Governess Agencies in London primarily dealing with English and French speaking Governess jobs in London, Geneva, Paris, Monaco, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Overseas.

We pride ourselves on providing professional, committed governesses, teachers in the UK and worldwide who see their job as a career that they are passionate about.

What is a Governess?

A governess is responsible for the educational development of your child. A governess generally works with school aged children. She will normally work with children aged 3 years and above. A governess will enhance your child’s academic progress.

A governess concentrates on teaching children, not their physical needs. Unlike a nanny, she does not have to undertake nursery duties. She will not be responsible for nappy changing, but for the educational development of the child. She could teach your child another language, assist with homework, prepare extra lessons for revision of school subjects, teach etiquette, table manners, sport and other activities - depending on your requirements.

Depending on her job description, she may be an Early Childhood Specialist, an English Teacher, a Primary School Teacher or a Special Needs Teacher.

The advantage of employing a Governess is she will educate your child at home allowing you to travel freely. She is dedicated to your child’s academic progress and will provide your child with a tailored Educational plan.

What are typical Governess duties:

  • Education and care of your child
  • English language development of the child
  • Teach your Child English, Maths, Arts, Geography, History, Sciences
  • Providing age appropriate educational and stimulating activities for the children
  • Teach your child to read
  • Teach your child another language if required
  • Organising educational excursion to museums, theatres and galleries
  • Teach your child to play a musical instrument
  • Home schooling where necessary
  • Research schools
  • Teaching good manner, etiquette
  • Supervising Bathing and dressing of children
  • Taking children to and from school/nursery
  • Supervising tidying of child’s room
  • Packing for child when travelling
  • Ensuring the safety of the child at all times
  • Assisting child with homework
  • Tutoring children in English

Typical Governess working hours?

Live in Governess work between: 5-6 days per week, 6 to 10 hour days depending on the role.

Governesses also need time for planning lessons.

Governesses need a minimum of 1 day off per week however most prefer 2

When the family travels you may be required to work 24 hours on call. Any days off missed should be taken on return from travel or alternatively any extra hours worked should be paid extra.

What Accommodation is offered for Live in Governesses?

In general clients provide private bedroom and bathroom for the governess, in some cases a private furnished studio is offered. The bedroom should be a good size and be furnished with bed, wardrobe, drawers, television or laptop.


Live in governesses should be provided with all meals, snacks and drinks. If no chef is employed she should have access to a kitchen and a variety of food supplies to prepare her own meals


In general depending on the country where the governess works the minimum paid holiday entitlement is 30-40 days per year. Holiday time should be taken at a mutually agreed time.

Typical Salaries for Governesses?

Live in experienced Governesses working 5-6 days per week, 8-10 hour days expect salaries in the range of:

£4000-7000 per month depending on qualification and experience

What qualifications should I have to work as a Governess?

We advise all candidates wishes to work as a Governess to complete a first aid certificate.

Suitable Governess qualifications:

  • Degree in Teaching/Primary Education/Early Years/Childhood/Psychology
  • Degree in Languages/Maths/Sciences/Arts/TEFL/Music
  • Post graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Special Educational Needs Teacher SEN
  • Montessori diploma
  • Classroom assistant training

All Governesses must have a DBS /Police check, you can apply for one through us.

We welcome applications from experienced Teachers and Governesses, governesses should email their CV, contact details of referees and photo to:

If we deem you suitable to register with our agency you will then be sent a registration form to complete, upon completion you will receive an interview


We are able to offer English Governesses, French Governesses, Spanish speaking Governesses, Italian Governesses, Special Educational needs Governesses, Bilingual Governesses, Mandarin Governesses, German Governesses and Arabic Governesses worldwide. We currently place Governesses and tutors in London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh, Jeddah, Muscat, UAE, Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, Geneva, Zurich, Paris, Monaco, Moscow, Marbella and Worldwide.

Should you require a governess, please contact our English Governess Agency today.