How to Become a Governess | Premium Courses

Learn all there is to know about becoming a prestigious English governess. Secure distinguished, high-income clients by providing top-quality childcare services in the UK and abroad.


  • The Crafoord family, Washington, USA
    I want to express our complete satisfaction with the services provided by The London Governess. The agency assisted our family in selecting a governess who has met and exceeded our expectations. We found the service very professional and organised. During our extensive interview process, Mrs. Godart supported us every step of the way. We highly recommend The London Governess services to other families. Once again, thank you for your assistance and professionalism!
    The Crafoord family, Washington, USA
  • Sandra, Geneve, Switzerland
    I highly recommend The London Governess. Fantastic staff, high-quality care, and a delightful experience. This is the best service I have ever had. After years of looking for a reliable nanny, I have finally found one. Thanks to you, I have found the perfect fit for my family without worrying.
    Sandra, Geneve, Switzerland
  • Noor, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    We found out about London Governess through a web search. Mrs. Godart provided us with a very personalised experience. All the candidates she selected for us were great, so we had many options. We have had our nanny for six months, and she is wonderful. Nothing is more important than your child and the comfort of knowing your baby is in good hands.
    Noor, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Margaret, London, UK
    We hired a part-time governess for our two children in Chelsea, London. Homework and all projects are completed on time. Finally, I can rest. Thank you!
    Margaret, London, UK
  • Richards, Dubai, UAE
    The London Governess is amazing. They helped us find the most wonderful nanny for our son. Our nanny loves our child and treats him like her own, always keeping affection, care, and safety in mind. The London Governess helped us through the entire process of finding this loving woman for our first child. I have had such a wonderful experience with The London Governess that I have referred several friends, who are just as pleased.
    Richards, Dubai, UAE
  • Seema, Dubai, UAE
    Thank you so much for placing Maddy with us – she was absolutely wonderful. It's not easy to fit into a new family immediately, but Maddy managed it, and she was incredibly sweet and fun with Ellery. She understood and kept to our schedule with him perfectly. She made us feel very confident and comfortable leaving him with her as sole charge, and I genuinely couldn't have asked for a better nanny for our little man! We had a fabulous break and I only wish that Maddy was in London – I'd immediately snap her up as a full-time nanny! Many thanks.
    Seema, Dubai, UAE
  • Yang, Hong Kong, China
    Best agency I have ever worked with; you were with me every step of the way. Your friendly and helpful staff ensured I knew everything about the process before I started. You were quick to organise interview times and gave me all the information on the people I was interviewing. If it hadn't been for all your help, I would have been lost in the process. Three months later, I am so happy with your service and the governess I employed. She is a jewel! I would recommend you to any of my friends and family without hesitation.
    Yang, Hong Kong, China
  • Mr. Willis, New York, USA
    We are extremely satisfied with the two weeks  temporary governess you placed in our home. She has met all our expectations.
    Mr. Willis, New York, USA
  • Latifa, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Our maternity nurse is very knowledgeable, patient, educated and responsible. She helped us in every aspect of caring for our newborn baby son. Thank you London Governess!
    Latifa, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • Valerie, Nice, France
    I had just given birth to my first son when a family emergency called me away from the country for the week, and I needed someone to take care of my baby. You quickly found a professional maternity nurse to care for my son. When I returned home, I found everything as I had left it and my two-month-old son happy and well cared for. I can't thank you enough and will refer to your agency in the future if required.
    Valerie, Nice, France
  • Diana, Moscow, Russia
    I would like to express my enormous gratitude to Anita for helping us find a nanny in Greece and Austria. Professional approach, high-quality selection, and only the best candidates were offered. Quick response to our requests and changes, keeping in touch 24/7. In short, both my boss and I are very satisfied. We will work only with you in the future! Thank you.
    Diana, Moscow, Russia
  • Mrs. Collins, London, UK
    I am absolutely thrilled! I could not recommend The London Governess enough. Thank you!
    Mrs. Collins, London, UK
  • Mrs. Zabolotny, Astana, Kazakhstan
    Governess Rebecca is just great. Thank you again!
    Mrs. Zabolotny, Astana, Kazakhstan
  • PA Anne, Singapore
    Debora was wonderful last month. The parents and the children loved her. She was extremely efficient and great with the children. I know she is looking for a permanent position, but until she finds one, I would love to have her again next time the family is in London. Thank you for your excellent service.
    PA Anne, Singapore
  • Isolina, Reading, UK
    The Governess Course was fantastic value for money. At the beginning, it was also very useful to learn exactly what clients do and do not want and how best to approach new roles and families. It was very interesting to learn about the different cultures and how they view British governesses – I never knew our positions ranked so highly in certain places! Overall, I would recommend the governess training course to anybody wishing to gain a better insight into the world of VIP childcare and teaching. It will give anyone who takes part a real insight into how different cultures work with their governesses and how to present themselves in the best way possible.
    Isolina, Reading, UK
  • Susan, Manchester, UK
    Your Nanny Agency Course was magnificent! Thank you for all your advice and for sharing your knowledge. I feel ready to start my new career.
    Susan, Manchester, UK
  • Sumaiya, London
    The Nanny Course I took today was brilliant. I would recommend this material to individuals in similar positions.
    Sumaiya, London
  • Anika, Dublin

    Your governess course was very informative and covered many topics and real-life situations. It reiterated and solidified handling various dynamics and responsibilities with careful planning, patience, respect, open communication, and good conduct. I will definitely be returning to it.

    Anika, Dublin
  • Rebecca, Windsor
    Hi Vesna! I did the Your Own Nanny Agency Course with you in June and now have my first client. Thank you so much!
    Rebecca, Windsor
  • Ann, Swansea, UK
    The Governess Course was very informative, educational and full of practical details. Thank you, London Governess!
    Ann, Swansea, UK
  • Alison, Tunbridge Wells, UK
    It was a very useful and good Nanny Course. Great material, useful real life situations and thorough preparation.  Thank you very much.
    Alison, Tunbridge Wells, UK
  • Chloe, Lille, France
    The Governess Course gave me much-needed confidence for applying for international roles. I have always wanted to try living abroad, and now I am ready. Thank you.
    Chloe, Lille, France
  • Jarmila, London
    I just finished the Governess Course, and I have to say, I had the best time ever! I enjoyed the course. It is truly based on experience working for VIP families, knowing their way, and understanding what they want and need as future employers. I loved it and would recommend it to anyone who wants to help their career grow.
    Jarmila, London

Sign Up to Become a Distinguished London Governess

If you’re a teacher or nanny looking to advance to a governess role and work with high-profile clients in the UK and overseas, this course is for you. In this short, one-day course, we will teach you everything there is to know about becoming a certified governess, including responsibilities, client expectations, working with distinguished, high-income families, and traditional British governess etiquette. Moreover, London Governess clients are significantly more likely to show a preference for candidates who have completed our courses, so don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity.

What’s Included in Our Governess Course?

Our two-hour governess course teaches you everything you need to know about graduating to a governess role and working with distinguished. Topics covered in the course include the responsibilities of a governess, working with high-profile or influential families, salary expectations, cultural nuances, and more. 

For more information on the topics covered, refer to the section below.

Topics Covered in Our Governess Course

About the London Governess

The London Governess is an esteemed agency specialising in governess and childcare services, based in Kensington, Central London. We take pride in our exceptional candidates, esteemed clientele, and thorough screening procedures, ensuring we maintain the highest security and quality standards.

Whether you are a prospective client seeking a refined English governess for your child or a candidate looking to collaborate with a trustworthy, distinguished childcare agency, The London Governess will meet your expectations and surpass them.

For further insights into The London Governess, kindly explore our About section, linked below.

Become a Certified London Governess

If you’re an experienced and dedicated nanny or teacher, we’d love to have you on board and help you obtain your official London Governess certification!

Frequently Asked Questions

1Will completing your course increase my chances of finding better employment opportunities?
Most certainly! Not only is our comprehensive Governess Course packed with valuable tips and first-hand industry knowledge, but our most distinguished clients also prefer candidates who have obtained an official London Governess certificate. Although completing the Governess Course is not a necessary registration requirement, doing so can definitely increase your chances of being selected by high-status families.
2How to become a governess in UK?
Becoming a governess in the UK is pretty straightforward. You can apply for governess vacancies as long as you possess the necessary qualifications and childcare experience to become a governess. However, families often expect more from governesses than traditional nannies, so make sure you are aware of all the nuances and skills necessary to advance to a governess position. Our professional Governess Course is designed to help you with that, so don’t hesitate to sign up.