Live-in Governess, London

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Live-in Governess, Chelsea, London
UK 2018
Live-in (sep. accommodation)
2pm - 8pm term time/ Mon - Fri
£800 - £1000 net/ week

For a new client, a busy family, we are looking for a bilingual (English/ German) live-in governess. Drivers’ license essential. Separate accommodation provided.

The family is British/ German with the mother working from home some of the time. The children are aged 8, 10 and 11 and need support with their homework. The family live in a large property in Chelsea and employ a full-time housekeeper. They own a cat and a dog and have a small garden. The atmosphere is relaxed and the family are vegetarians.

Duties of the Governess:

  • Pick up children from school (walking is possible)
  • Assist with and look over all homework
  • Prepare for exams
  • Create educational exercises and plan outings to support curriculum
  • Ensure school bags are packed
  • Prepare vegetarian snacks if needed
  • Take children to activities
  • Encourage good manners
  • Ensure children tidy their rooms
  • Report progress to parents

Requirements for the governess:

  • 5 years’ experience as a governess in the UK or a German speaking country
  • Ideally a teaching background (teacher assistant)
  • Bilingual English and German
  • Clean drivers’ license
  • Well-presented and organized
  • Be COVID-19 aware regarding hygiene practices and restrictions
  • Written references from past employers
  • Current First Aid Certificate and recent security check

The family provide a beautiful small one bedroom apartment within the house. The governess can eat with the family if she wishes to. The family have a property in Switzerland and frequently travel there (restrictions pending). The governess would travel with them some of the time and work slightly different hours during the holidays.

Hours: 2pm - 8pm Mon - Fri., term time, 10am - 6pm during some of school holidays as agreed

Salary: £800 - £1000 net a week depending on experience

To start: as soon as possible