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Governess & Governor

Supporting childrens’ learning

Hire a Governess in London in the UK Internationally

Hire a Governess or Governor with Imperial, the leading Governess and Governor Agency based in London, but place throughout the UK & Overseas. Now in our 29th year, we have extensive experience placing Governesses and Governors with families whose priority it is to support their childrens’ learning throughout their school career.

In this competitive world where children have continual and endless school demands and deadlines, families who require full professional academic support will choose to employ a Governess for their children. While this is an option for families with children aged 7 and older, we find some families would rather start earlier to ensure their child is fully supported giving their children an advantageous head start.

What is a Governess?

An Imperial Governess will take a particular interest in the child’s intellectual development while of course providing the necessary care and structure for your childrens’ everyday needs.

A Governess is a Qualified Teacher employed by a family to teach their children in the private home. They can teach one or more children depending on the childrens’ ages, the size of the family and their educational requirements.

An Imperial Governess is placed with families who are looking for a professional to educate their children and nurture their educational, social, and creative development. They will set up a learning syllabus to ensure the children meet all their developmental and educational milestones.

Parents have the choice of employing a Governess as an addition to the children attending full-time school and supporting their Curriculum. Alternatively, parents can employ a Governess purely to home school their children for which we receive many requests.

Hire a Governess or Governor, talk to our specialists today, call now +44 (0) 20 7795 6220! 

The Duties of your Governor or Governess

Supervise and care for their charges at all times

Look after the children’s needs, welfare, development and health and safety

Provide basic first-aid, as required 

  • Governor & Governess Agency LondonOrganise your children’s timetable to study, take activities and sensible rest periods
  • Teach your children a musical instrument, a language or a sport
  • Prepare your children for school assessments/exams
  • Make suggestions for your childrens’ reading list
  • Teach the curriculum such as English, Math, Science, History and Geography*
  • Teach manners and social etiquette
  • Prepare meals and attend to household errands relating to the children only*
  • Purchase the childrens’ clothing including their school uniform
  • Recruit specialist Tutors where necessary

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  • Organise safe and fun activities and games such as football, tennis, swimming
  • Organise and take your children to educational outings, museums, art galleries, the theatre and sporting activities
  • Take your children to and from nursery/school
  • Liaise with your childrens’ teachers at school
  • Work with your wishes, work with any tutors, and the family Nanny regarding objectives, progress and development
  • Accompany your children on family holidays or travel alone with them to other homes
  • Keep you up-to-date with your childrens’ progress and milestones
  • Recommend age appropriate educational toys and games
  • Not post anything online about your family or put any images of the children on any media platform

Governor & Governess Qualifications

Governesses will work alongside the childrens’ school(s) to keep fully up-to-date with the childrens’ schooling as well as their academic and creative demands. They range from being very experienced Nannies in their 30’s or 40’s to those who hold any of the qualifications listed below:

  • 3 years private household experience for UK placements and 5 years private household experience for overseas placements
  • Qualified primary or secondary school teacher
  • Specialised degrees
  • Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • English as a Second Language (TESOL)

A Governess will expect to work up to 10 hours per day 5 or 6 days per week depending on the family’s requirements. Salaries do depend on the Governess’s age, experience and qualifications.

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