Governess Course

Governess Course & Training London for Nannies | London Governess

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Become a Governess Now – Start a new career

Due to popular demand we are now offering online courses by Skype and FaceTime, 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

Professional nanny training course, this is ideal for anyone who wants to work as a nanny but has no professional training.

The following dates are available for any of the courses, please register your interest to book a place on one today!

Saturday, 7th April 2018

Professional Governess Training Course

8th April 2018, 11:30am – 5:30pm

Central London location

(Kensington or Mayfair)


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 this course especially valuable. The recruitment process will be explained in full and you will have a one-on-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 (many tell us 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, with good candidates in constant 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 the photograph is suitable for prospective employer view)
  • 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.