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B10 and G6, Lagos, Nigeria

A British/Nigerian/Greek family residing in Lagos, Nigeria is seeking a qualified and experienced Governess/Governor/Tutor for the care and education of their two children. Boy aged 10 and Girl aged 7. The main focus of the Governess/Tutor shall be to assist the children with their studies, especially in English, Maths and Science. The family is planning for their son to enter into a U.K boarding school within the next two years, therefore he will require assistance with the common entrance exams required for entrance. 

Besides the educational assistance the Governess/Tutor will be expected to entertain the children through age appropriate activities and good conversation. The parents would like a candidate that is comfortable with implementing and maintaining discipline whilst building a good level of trust and respect with the children. Both parents work very long days and would like for the children to enjoy their time learning and playing with the right candidate. Their son enjoys playing football, basketball, the drums, swimming and his games console as well as reading. Their daughter loves gymnastics, swimming, fashion and reading. Both children are keen swimmers and they have a pool at their home.

The daily working hours would be from 7-9 hours daily with one hour in the morning and then from 3pm to around 9pm. The working schedule would be Monday – Friday twice per month and Monday – Saturday twice per month with an element of flexibility with both parties. The family would like a candidate that will integrate within their home like a member of the family. The ideal candidate will be educated and focused, have worked well with children of this age group, be confident in teaching and following a school curriculum. The children have other tutors online/school (depending on CO-VID-19 restrictions). A kind individual that genuinely enjoys their role working alongside and educating children. The candidate must be fluent in English and a second language such as Greek or French would be advantageous, although not necessary.

They have a fully staffed household and other staff members have been with the family for many years. Accommodation is provided within the family home with a separate bathroom and adequate privacy, including Wifi. If the candidate drives you may have access to the family car when it is not in use and after the probationary period they may look into a car for your own personal usage. The family travel overseas throughout the year and would like the Governess/Tutor to join them during travel periods.
This role is to commence ASAP and the family is ready to start conducting video interviews immediately.


The salary on offer is from £1200 – £1500 net per week depending on qualifications and experience.


  • Fluent English (Greek/French a bonus)

  • 5+ years of experience working with children of this age group

  • Teaching/Experience with teaching English, Maths and Science

  • Excellent previous contactable references (minimum 3)

  • DBS check up to date and cleared


  • Salary £1200 – £1500 GBP net per week

  • Accommodation provided

  • Food provided whilst on duty

  • Long-term full-time contract

  • Work related travel costs covered

  • Visa costs covered

  • Medical Insurance 

  • 28 days paid holiday per contract year


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