Welcome to our Governess Course
Welcome to the Governess and Governor educational course from Great British Nannies.
We felt that there was a real gap in the market for an in-depth course. This is why our childcare agency collaborated together with our experienced Governesses and Governors to create a course where you can learn all about this fascinating job that’s been around since well before Victorian times – the job of a Governess or a Governor.
The joy of this role is the chance to really make a difference for the children you work with – to watch them progress from knowing only a few words of English to achieving fluency. It’s also about helping to shape the people they are becoming, encouraging them to be curious, compassionate and brave, as well as giving them the tools they’ll need to go on to travel, study and work abroad, confident in their second language and in themselves.
Working with children as a Governess doesn’t only bring immense job satisfaction, the role also offers the opportunity to travel and to experience a lifestyle that most people only dream of. It will give you myriad transferable skills, from increased independence and problem-solving, to working with VIP clients and learning to be self-directed. You will have the chance to learn a new language and to immerse yourselves in a culture that isn’t your own. There’s also the rewarding salary, which provides the opportunity to save for anything from further study to a property or more travelling.
The childcare agency Great British Nannies was co-founded by Cleo Adamou, a career governess with over 10 years of experience in childacare and governessing, who desired to provide tailored support to families and candidates, both at placement and long afterwards. Matching the right family to the right governess or governor has positive, far-reaching results, and this course grew from the Great British Nannies’ team’s dedication to nurturing that very special working relationship.
There are many online courses out there that focus on teaching English as an additional language, or that deal with different aspects of childcare, but we don’t believe there’s anything currently that covers the different facets of working as a governess or governor in as great a depth as we have delved into.
In our opinion, this is the best job in the world and we wanted to give those contemplating this rewarding career the best start possible. This is why Great British Nannies has collaborated with several experienced governesses to make sure you have the knowledge that they didn’t have when they first started.
The authors and co-creators of this course are:
- Emma Newrick, a CELTA qualified language teacher and former journalist
- Cleo Adamou, career governess and co-founder of Great British Nannies
- Irina Kostenko, manager, copywriter and web-designer at Great British Nannies, degree educated schoolteacher
- Gail Johnson, a career nanny and governess who has worked with hundreds of children
- Ruth Alexander, an experienced classroom teacher and governess.
Every single person who has participated in the creation of this course has extensive education and experience in the childcare field, as well as a genuine love for the industry itself.
We hope this course will give you all the tools you need for that first role and beyond.
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