Professional Courses

Professional Development Courses – Improve Your Skills and Job Prospects

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Professional Governess Training Course
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Central London location

Due to popular demand we are now offering Skype courses, for those who wish to attend our courses but who cannot be there in person. The online courses are exactly the same as the face to face courses, you have the opportunity to ask questions and candidates receive certificate following the course. All courses are one day, include practical session and can be arranged at times to suits you.

We are offering the following courses online:

British Etiquette and Modern Manners, the course to help you feel more at ease socially and in a business environment

Governess training course, suited to experienced nannies and teachers who wants to work in high profile households

Please register your interest to book a place on one today!

At London Governess, we take our commitment to quality seriously. As proof of this, we are the only agency running its own training courses. With over five years’ experience dealing with high net worth and VIP families around the world, our courses provide comprehensive coverage of the important skills and awareness needed by a childcare professional to succeed in the homes of the most demanding client.


Why attend our courses?



Governess Course

Our governess courses are taught by an exceptionally accomplished Norland trained nanny who has worked for royalty, celebrities and other high-profile clients around the world. For candidates looking to access the best employment opportunities, our governess training is the ideal way to gain essential skills and knowledge.

The candidates will learn if they fulfil the requirements of the clients and improve their knowledge of being a governess in a VIP family both in the UK and around the globe.

The attendees will be provided with a certificate and handbook, containing valuable information.

Finally, your CV will be enriched by this certificate, and you will have the advantage of your CV being considered above those without these course credentials.


Etiquette Course

The etiquette courses we provide can make you more socially confident and more composed in a business environment. With our relaxed introduction to British manners and protocol, you will learn how to meet and greet people appropriately on different occasions, how to entertain and be entertained, how to dress correctly, and how to deal with common social situations with ease. Also, you will hear more about being a host and guest, table manners and correct use of cutlery, sending and receiving invitations, letters of thanks and many more useful things.

These courses are run either for small groups of friends or on an individual basis.  They can take place in a client’s own home or hotel, or we can arrange the venue (normally a top hotel in central London).

The etiquette course also covers formal and informal table settings, napkin folding and flower arranging.

This is the best solution for those who have come to the UK and want to learn more about English culture and customs.

We have found that clients appreciate the extra polish our courses add, and frequently stipulate that they prefer to interview candidates who have attended one.



Household Training Course

We offer training courses for clients in their own homes, to train their staff.

The housekeeper training course is aimed at making the cleaner or housekeeper in your home more professional. Improving their standards, skills and efficiency ensures your home is run and managed to a higher standard. The course covers daily, weekly and deep cleaning schedules, care of surfaces and floors, and how to clean and care for silver, crystal, fine furniture, paintings and antiques. We cover laundry and ironing, cleaning and preparing rooms and bathrooms, turn down, packing for travel, care of clothes and shoes, food hygiene and safety, communication with employers and guests, answering the telephone and door, privacy and security of your property.

Most of our clients prefer the private bespoke training, delivered in their residence and for their staff only.

This course is tailor-made to the needs of each client and household, and is an ideal solution in situations where security and privacy is an issue.

We have recently trained the household staff of the Royal Family in Saudi Arabia.

Where there is sufficient interest, we can train a group of staff in a hotel in any location. This is for a minimum group of 10 and means a number of families may get together and send their staff for training. This is a less expensive option and ideal for smaller households where there are less staff. However, such courses can only take place when interest levels are sufficient.


Nanny Training Course

The professional nanny training course is aimed at staff in private households, who may be looking after children but have no professional training. The course provides training to ensure your staff are looking after your children in a professional way and ensuring their safety and well-being.

The course covers the care of children, routines, safety, communication, playing and encouraging learning, language development, advice on potty training, hygiene, feeding and cooking for children, managing their behaviour, temper tantrums and many more intricacies solved by nannying.

Do let us know if any of these courses are of interest to you and, if so, please send further details of your requirements.

All of the above courses can be completed here or abroad.