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Governess Required

For B4

Riyadh, KSA

£1,000 npw

A family based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, well-recommended to Great British Nannies,  is seeking a kind, flexible and experienced Governess for the care and education of their 4 year old boy, who is a very active, positive and creative little boy.

The idea is that the governess can teach the boy English through fun and educational age appropriate activities inside and outside of the home. They would like him to enjoy time outdoors engaging in sports and learning about the environment. The governess should be active herself and love the outdoors so that they can enjoy the time learning and playing.  There will be no formal lessons required initially, however teaching through play as well as singing, reading and through the arts is preferred.

The ideal candidate will be a fluent English speaker, with a genuine love for children, have a good understanding of different cultures and who has no previous experience in the Middle East. A good team player is essential and great communication skills so that you are able to get on well with other members of staff and family members at all times. The candidate will have teaching background and minimum 3 years of experience with this age group.

It is a fully staffed household, therefore no housekeeping duties are required, besides keeping the children’s playroom clean and tidy whilst adhering to good standards of hygiene. The family travels often, mostly during the summer months and the governess would be required to accompany them during their travels.

The working schedule is 6 days per week 12 hours daily, a degree of flexibility is expected from the governess especially when the family is travelling overseas.

The salary on offer starts from £1,000 net per week. The governess will be offered live-in accommodation with her own room with private en-suite, this is provided within the grandparents home not far from the family’s home. You will have adequate privacy.

The position is to start 1 March 2020 and they are ready to interview candidates via video call immediately.


  • Fluent English-speaker
  • 3+ years experience working with pre-school age
  • Teaching background
  • Ready to commit to at least 1 year contract
  • No previous experience in the Middle East
  • Excellent previous references
  • DBS check cleared


  • Salary £1,000 npw
  • Separate room with en-suite bathroom
  • Visa and flights paid
  • One return flight home per contract year


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