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Governesses are a highly respected and established member of domestic staff, who are trained to the very highest standard in order to provide your children with a fantastic and personal level of education.

Based in Central London, Little Ones are renowned globally for our permanent governess services – both in London and throughout the world. Our consultants, many of whom are bilingual or multilingual, are trained and experienced in placing governesses in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and beyond.

Our governesses are educated to the highest level, and many are fluent in a second language, or even multilingual. Our governess candidates come with years of experience in the care and tuition of pre-school and school-aged children. Each of our governesses will have a unique method of educating and raising children, and our consultants use their wealth of experience to match candidates with your family’s ethos and needs.

Our governesses and nannies undergo specialist vetting procedures developed over the years we have operated successfully as an agency. The safety and comfort of our clients and their families is our priority. Therefore, each placed governess candidate comes under the following:

  • Interviewed and vetted in person by a professional Little Ones Governess Consultant at our London Fitzrovia or Kings Cross office.
  • Reference checked.
  • May be subject to a DBS or Police check.
  • Are required to undertake FAIB approved Paediatric First Aid Certification every 3 years. Little Ones are unique in offering such training onsite daily including weekends.
  • Candidate interviews at your convenience, within 24 hours of your first call

Please note – there may be circumstances where the candidate is still undergoing one or more of the above vetting processes, or it is not possible for them to obtain one or more of the requested documents. Where that is the case, this will be made clear on the candidates profile at the point of introduction.

Some of the qualities you can expect from your governess or senior nanny are as follows:

  • Experience and professionalism.
  • Education and social development of the children in your home.
  • Employment from 5 or 6 days per week and may work overnight.
  • Ability to work alongside a nanny or mothers’ help.
  • Care for children, from newborn through to sixteen years old.
  • Proven teaching background or higher education and a minimum of five years professional experience.
  • Bilingual experience (if required).
  • Social etiquette and cultural understanding.
  • Musical instrument teaching experience (if required).
  • Homework tuition.

Governess and senior nanny salaries are dependant on experience. They range from £700 + net per week in London and £700 to £1500 net per week outside the UK depending on location, duties and the candidate experience and qualifications.

For more information about fees, please visit our Terms and Conditions or contact Little Ones on 0207 183 0309 to speak with one of our trained Governess consultants.

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