British and Bilingual

Governess / Governor

Forbes Nannies | Governess

Our Governesses hold are a highly respected and established member of domestic staff, who are trained to the very highest standard to provide your children with an outstanding and personal level of education. They come with years of experience in the care and tuition of pre-school, and school-aged children, and many are fluent in a second language, or even multilingual. 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.

In contrast to a nanny, governess concentrates mainly on teaching children and their educational needs, not their physical ones.

  • Education and social development of the children in your home is the core responsibility of the Governess.
  • School homework help and tuition.
  • A Bilingual Governess is often asked to teach children a second language: French, Spanish, Italian, Russian and the list goes on.
  • A Governess may also teach a musical instrument if it is required
  • Live in (Full Time) £50K – £70K+ GPA
  • Live Out (Full time) £60K – £80K+ GPA
  • Live Out (Part Time) £18 – £25+ per hour
  • Final salary always varies depending on the overall package offered.
  • Salary guide is based on a 5 day work week, 10 – 12hrs a day, and is presented to you as a guide.  Live-out nannies work between 10 and 12 hours per day, five days per week. In addition, often families require one-night babysitting, which is included in the salary. For a higher salary, some live-out nannies may work 6 days per week.