Governess/NANNY Required

For B 2.5 in Shenzen, China

£1000 – £1400 NPW

A family based in Shenzen, China is seeking a nanny/governess for the care and education of their son aged 2.5 years old.

The client would like to find a highly qualified well-educated English-speaking Governess/ tutor, ideally someone with EYFS qualification/ Bachelor’s degree that can play an essential role in the child’s development and wellbeing, providing high-quality early education. The purpose of this is to educate him; teaching him English and to instil a life-long passion for learning. They need to have had direct experience with young children. They need to be highly motivated and invested in supporting the child so that he enjoys learning, developing his confidence and improving his English language skills. The priority is to source someone who is well-qualified and experienced, and who will be able to relate well to the child and the family. 

An experienced, kind, friendly and confident nanny is sought. This person needs to act as a positive role model and have experience developing language through play and educational games. Please see summary below:

The character of the candidate should be – kind, honest, dependable, trustworthy, disciplined, optimistic, confident, cheerful, punctual, hardworking, meticulous, patient, easy going.

Professional experience:

  •       Bachelor’s Degree or above in Early Childhood Education 
  •       5 years of international live-in child-care experience
  •       Fluent in English
  •       Excellent communication and expression skills (Cantonese and French language skills preferred)
  •       Strong logical thinking
  •       Excellent in communicating and encouraging children
  •       Understanding of children’s food nutrition science
  •       Outdoor activity skills (horseback riding, swimming, tennis)
  •       Artistic and Musical skills preferred (piano, violin, painting)

Ideally the nanny would have an interest in sport and/ or music. It is a live-in position, five days a week – approximately work hours 8.30am-8pm (lunch break 12pm-3pm) but the working hours need to be flexible according to the child’s schedule. The client will provide accommodation, and cover work related travel costs.  The child will likely be starting kindergarten on a part-time basis in September, so the hours may change in 6 months’ time.

Ideally a candidate based in China/ Macau (or possibly Hong Kong) that can start working immediately and is able to travel to Shenzhen would allow for a more immediate start., Preferably, someone looking for a full-time role, but the client would consider someone temporary as well until we find a suitable candidate for the full-time position. They would need to have a work permit & visa already in place which is valid for at least 3 months.

The salary on offer is from £1000-£1400 net per week depending on experience and qualifications.




Fluent English
5+ years of experience working with children of this age group
Organized, team player, discreet
Excellent previous contactable references (minimum 3)
DBS/local background check up to date and cleared


Salary £1000-£1400 net per week
Accommodation within the family home with adequate privacy
Long-term full-time contract
Work related travel costs covered
Work related visa costs covered
Medical Insurance
30 days paid holiday per contract year


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