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British Governess

British Governess offering bespoke care and tuition

Happy Nest governesses are highly educated individuals who offer tuition and academic mentorship to children as would a tutor.

We offer a unique governess nanny service that can provide your children with academic support, conveniently at home and can be employed as a senior nanny/governess, or alongside another nanny or a mothers help. Our governesses have many years of experience educating and caring for children. They each have a unique approach to learning and some have strengths in certain subjects from early years development through to secondary subjects (Key stage 3 and 4) such as sciences and mathematics.

Happy Nest governesses can support your family with as much or as little care as you require, some will happily live in and travel with the family if and when required.

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Advanced Screening

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    The Happy Nest Promise

    Happy Nest only introduce you to governesses who match your requirements, and who we would entrust our own children with. For example, newborns would only be left in the care of one of our governesses who are highly experienced working with babies. Governesses come with a variety of experience and knowledge of certain age groups. Finding you the perfect governess is our responsibility as a specialist nanny agency, and we are lucky to represent some of the very best in the North West and North Wales.

    Happy Nest Fundamentals

    Offering permanent and temporary nanny services throughout the North West & North Wales. We will introduce you to nannies who are experienced in early years education, who match your families unique requirements, and who are exceptionally reliable.

    Interested in employing a governess?

    For a personal discussion about finding and employing a governess, contact Happy Nest Nanny Agency on 0800 955 8868. We can provide you with more information and offer helpful advice based on your family’s individual requirements.

    Governess Duties

    Happy Nest Nannies, including our specialist nannies, are accountable for all nursery duties. This includes laundry, cleaning and cooking but usually only for the children.

    Live-in nanny - Happy Nest Nanny Agency

    Your senior nanny or governess responsibilities are:

    Supporting and mentoring your children by offering high-level care and tuition:

    • Acting as an excellent role model
    • Social developing and educating the children in the family home setting
    • Sole charge care or may work alongside a nanny or mothers help
    • Offer care to children of any age from Newborn through to 16 years
    • Follow school curriculum or offer a bespoke tuition package agreed with the parents
    • Bilingual and offer language studies if needed
    • Social etiquette and mentorship
    • Musical tuition as requested
    • Cultural and religious studies if required as agreed with the parents

    Additional duties can be negotiated in the governess/nanny contract, however, Happy Nest nannies will not be expected to complete non-child related duties unless agreed in advance.

    Salary Rates | Governess

    Happy Nest only represents governesses with a minimum of five years of professional childcare experience. They are all over 21 years of age and have a valid and recent criminal background check (DBS Check). Governesses charge a rate dependant on the hours required and relevant to their experience and qualifications. Live-out governesses cost £13+ per hour.

    British Governesses required for overseas placements are negotiable on their hourly or weekly rate depending on various factors such as accommodation and location. For an informal discussion about our governess service, please contact Happy Nest Nanny Agency on 0800 955 8868.