Oct 16, 2020


£40,000 yearly
  • London Governess
  • Hampstead, London, UK
Full time Governess

Job Description

Governess needed for 3 girls, 5-year-old twins, and a 3-year-old. Family is after an experienced, fully qualified French native or fully fluent speaking governess. Montessori knowledge is a bonus. The role requires a governess who is very calm, gentle, patient, creative, active, and to be able to build a nurturing bond with children, main focus will be on education, one of the twins has Down syndrome. Live-in or Live-out, both options possible, if Live-in lovely fully furnished accommodation will be provided within a family residence (kitchenette, bedroom, bathroom). Working days: Monday – Friday from 8 am – 6 pm/6.30 pm. No driver needed. Travel with the family will be required. Trial will be expected prior to the start day. Governess will firstly join the current nanny who stayed four years with the family, working one day a week then increasing to a few days per week. Governess will not have 3 children to look after as she will be at school with the child who has Down syndrome. In the classroom, she is supporting the teacher. So, during term time, for the majority of the time, she will be with one child. After school, she would accompany the children (with another nanny) to their activities. Again, she would not have all 3 children in her sole charge. After that, she would come home with the kids, give them their bath and that is it. No cooking for kids at all, maybe warming up their food. No driving. During the term time, she has no washing or ironing the kids' clothes,  no tidying up after the kids, as she will be at school all day. So Nanny duties are minimal, hours are regular 8 am to 6/6.30. The governess side is limited to supporting their learning in French – all the materials in French will be provided by the family.  The new governess will start over full time from January 2021.  Long term contract. Salary 40k gross per year.

Start: January 2021.

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