Governess Course & Training London for Nannies | London Governess

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Governess Course London

Our Governess Training Course explains everything you need to know about working as a governess in a high profile family in the UK or overseas.

Teachers or nannies who have the experience to graduate to a governess role, but have not worked as a governess in a VIP household, will find the course especially valuable. The recruitment process will be explained in full and you will have a one to one session, allowing you to ask as many questions as you like. Attending will also improve your prospects of being selected by clients for interview (as many tell us that they prefer candidates who have completed the course). Attending our one day training session can give you the best chance of gaining one of our top positions.

Salaries for governesses are higher than those for nannies and can typically be around £1,000 a week. This reflects the high standards offered in care and education by a governess and good candidates are constantly in demand from our clients. Conditions of work and additional perks are often standard and many households are fully staffed.

Courses are held regularly in small groups at a central London hotel. Candidates are provided with a certificate and handbook containing valuable information.

Topics covered on the course:

1)    The role and duties of a governess

2)    Salary expectations, holidays, hours and free time

3)    Travel with the family or children and staying in multiple locations

4)    Private jets, yachts, staying in hotels

5)    Special factors when working for VIP families, including Royalty

6)    Security, bodyguards, privacy and confidentiality

7)    Understanding different cultures and working in overseas locations

8)    Working with other household staff

9)    Understanding boundaries and communicating with your employer

10)  Proxy parenting

11)   Teaching good manners and behaviour

12)   Etiquette and cultural awareness

The way we lead the governess course:

  • We introduce a topic
  • Ask to think how you would deal with a situation/a problem
  • You should present your opinion
  • The leader of the course will listen to you carefully and give you feedback

The leader will explain the best options how to behave in the given situation

To register for a course, please contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

You can register with the agency at the same time, and should bring the following documents:

  • Recent passport sized photograph (please ensure that the photograph is suitable for prospective employers)
  • Passport copy
  • Details of two referees; company name, job title, full address, email and telephone number.  These should be your last two employers
  • Copies of certificates/degrees/diplomas
  • Copy of up to date DBS certificate
  • Copy of First Aid certificate.