Native English-speaking Governess/Nanny required in Izmir, Turkey

£20 nph

A lovely Russian family residing in the suburbs of the beautiful city of Izmir in Turkey is seeking a mature native English-speaking governess/nanny for the care and educational development of their daughter aged 6 and son of 10 months.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of experience working with children between their children’s age group. The governess must be reliable, patient, someone that genuinely loves working with children and has a soft and nurturing approach to childcare. They family is happy to receive applications from native English speakers from the UK, USA, Australia and Canada, who are looking for a long-term role, want to be a team player and fit in like part of the family.

This is a live-in role, whereby the governess will be provided with her own floor within the family’s home, including bedroom, bathroom and kitchen to herself. The house is located 10-minute walk from the beach. The schedule will be 3 weeks on (21 days) up to 60 hours per week, one week off. A week off is offered every month that will allow the governess to enjoy going home or travelling as they wish. The salary on offer is £20 net per hour.

The family employs another nanny who is responsible for all nursery duties, feeding, bathing, laundry, nappy changing, etc., therefore, you will only be required to assist the mother with the above duties when the other nanny takes her week off each month. Your main focus will be to teach children English through fun and educational games, development of emotional and physical health of the children. Therefore, a candidate that has childcare qualifications or psychology background is preferred.

This role is to start ASAP, however the family is ready to wait until they find the right candidate. A trial will be offered before signing a full employment contract in order to ensure both the governess and the family are happy to proceed with a long-term contract.


  • Native English speaker
  • Citizen of UK, USA, Australia or Canada
  • 5+ years of experience working with small children
  • Education in childcare or psychology
  • Up to date police check
  • Minimum three checkable references
  • Looking for their next long-term role


  • £20 net per hour
  • 3 weeks on/1 week off
  • Work-related travel expenses covered
  • Live-in accommodation (own floor with bedroom, bathroom and kitchen)
  • Minimum 1 year contract


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