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A Governor concentrates on the intellectual and social development of your child or children. The Governor focuses on the upbringing of your child and their education, rather than nursery duties, and will often support areas such as music, arts or sports. She will also implement a structure and plan into your child’s life, in order to accelerate the pace at which they are able to become bilingual.

A Governor creates an enjoyable and stimulating environment for your child to gain confidence in their own abilities through play and structured lessons. There is also a real focus on etiquette, manners, discipline and culture.

Governors are educated with a university education and additional qualifications in other areas. Governors enjoy both aspects of childcare and tutoring. Families often hire governors for their son(s) so that they have somebody to connect with as a buddy/mentor and engage in academic, sporting, artistic and musical activities with somebody they feel comfortable with and whom they can learn English as a second language from.

English Governor

Duties of a Governor

To assist parents with children's education

A Governor is employed to assist with the care, education and mentoring a child(ren) within a private household.

To promote children's intellectual development

The Governor will enhance your child’s academic and social development engaging them and assisting them in age appropriate activities, creating unique lesson plans and helping with homework.

To accompany children for their activities

A Governor will accompany your children to extra-curricular activities as well as organise fun, educational and interesting outings.

To promote development of children's talents

A Governor often offers additional advantages that they can offer in the education of your children. A second language, musical talent, sporting gift or artistic flare.

To educate about manners and etiquette

A Governor is well educated, presented and spoken and promotes awareness of good manners, etiquette and the importance good behaviour.


To accompany children on trips

A Governor will more often than not be asked to travel with the family so that the children do not miss out on important time for fun and educational activities.

Working hours of a Governor

The working hours of a Governor very much depend on the requirements of the family. Generally most Governors work between 8-10 hours per day 5 days per week. These hours are usually split between assisting with the children in the morning and then again after school hours. Alternatively, a Governor can be offered a Rota schedule where she may work some weeks on/off.

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Salary of a Governor


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Types of childcare specialists

English Governess


A Governess is well-educated child carer that works with children between 6-16 years helping them academically in other areas such as in music, languages, arts, sports, etiquette and manners.

British Governor


A Governor is the male equivalent of a Governess, carrying the same duties including working with children between 6-16 years helping them academically in other areas such as in music, languages, arts, sports, etiquette and manners.

English Tutor


A Tutor gives your child personal academic tuition on a variety or single subject to enhance their skills and confidence in the chosen area. Including exam preparation and school/university entry.

English Nanny


A nanny works with babies and children up to 8 years old. They take care of all nursery activities, feeding and hygiene for children.

Maternity Nurse

Maternity Nurse

A Maternity Nurse is qualified and experienced to work with mother and baby from birth up to 6 months. Supporting throughout all stages of the baby’s initial development.



A Manny carries out the same duties as a nanny and works with the same age group. Depending on whether you would prefer a male or female candidate is an individual preference.

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