Full-time English-speaking Governess/Governor required for B6 & B4, Located in Kiev, Ukraine, salary £1000 – £1300 per week. Start ASAP
A Governess/Governor is required to join a family in Kiev to assist in the education, development, and care of their young boys.
As a Governess/Governor your main focus will be on the children’s education and development. The children’s native language is Russian, they also speak Ukrainian and now attend a Ukrainian school and kindergarten. The older boy plans to attend an international school next year and requires assistance to improve his level of English for entry by April 2022. The boys currently have beginner level and a basic understanding of the English language.
The family is seeking a candidate to immerse the children in the English language to promote all four skills – reading, writing, speaking, listening through games, classes, play, and activities using minimal gadgets. Additional duties will include meeting the boys’ daily needs, accompanying them to and from school, walks in the park, teaching etiquette and encouraging independence, discipline, and being a role model for them. You will be required to travel with the family and during this time you will need to arrange cultural and leisure activities (excursions, visits to the theatres, etc.)
The ideal candidate will be a qualified and experienced Governor/Governess with previous experience of working with this age range and working in private households. The ability to form positive supportive relationships, act as a friend and role model and guide the boys with their learning is desirable. It is important to know the psychology of pre-school children and to be familiar with different teaching and developmental methods. The candidate should be able to set boundaries with children, encourage positive behaviour and maintain discipline.
The household is fully staffed, with two Russian nannies working on rota and will assist with all care duties.
The working schedule is 5 days per week working up to 8-10 hours per day. Saturday and Sunday will be working days.
During the school term, the number of working hours may be reduced and made up during travel time, absence from school, and school holidays.
This live-out position with a separate apartment is provided in Kiev, close by to the family home.
Flexibility is required to offer proxy parenting should the parents need to leave for business.
Salary £1000 – £1300 per week
5/2 working schedule, 8-10 hours per day
Visa & Travel-related expenses will be covered
Live out position with a separate apartment provided
Relevant Teaching qualifications
Experience of working with children of this age
Energetic, enthusiastic, patient, professional
Available to start ASAP