Are you passionate about education and keen to pursue a professional governess role?

Do you want to take the next steps in your career but feeling unsure about how to be a successful governess?
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What techniques and approaches can you utilize to create a structured and engaging educational environment for children in private homes?

How can you best cater to the unique learning needs and interests of each individual child?
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Learn about the diverse aspects of being a governess, such as communication, household management, and educational activities, to help you confidently navigate the complex challenges you may encounter while working in a private home.

Become confident in designing and conducting educational activities to provide enriching experiences that stimulate children's minds and promote their intellectual growth. 

Arm yourself with valuable knowledge and techniques for promoting positivity by understanding methods to encourage good conduct, discipline, and autonomy, to create nurturing environments for children of all ages.

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Working as a Governess

Course Contents

Topics covered:
         1- Understanding the Role of a Governess 
         2- Developing Essential Skills for Governess
         3- Conducting Educational Activities and Curriculum Planning
         4- Promoting Positive Behaviour and Mindset in Children
         5- Managing the Household
This fully-online course comprises 5 in-depth weekly sessions, with programme materials available for 14 weeks to allow students to work through contents at their own pace, in any location or setting. An interactive ebook and weekly assessment structure aids easy material revision, as does our extensive group forum where individuals can interact with the course assessors and other students.

Working as a Governess is specifically designed to support professionals in navigating the complex challenges of working as a governess in a private home. From defining the role of a governess to developing essential skills like communication, handling relationships with the children and parents, managing the household, conducting educational activities, and promoting good behaviour in children; this course is a one-stop shop for all the vital skills required to forge forwards in your career. 

Working as a Governess

Course Features

Level: Beginner - Intermediate

Study time: 50 hours

Assessment format: Exam and Essay

  • Course Overview

    Working as a Governess is an intensive course designed to empower professionals in the role of a governess within a private home. Participants will gain essential skills in communication, managing relationships with children and parents, household management, educational activities, and promoting positive behaviour. This comprehensive program equips learners with the necessary tools to excel in their careers, providing a one-stop resource for navigating the complex challenges of private home education.
  • Certification Included

    Upon successful completion of this course, students earn an International Nanny Institute certificate. Gaining this qualification is an excellent way to impress future employers, as it is issued by a well-established, premium, leading nanny agency, International Nanny Ltd. 

Career Session

Enrol today and reap the benefits of a career webinar session with International Nanny founder, and recruiter expert, Dr. Zaida R. Pérez. In this session, you will gain valuable insights about career options and job opportunities. 
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Meet the Academic Team

Sam Sach

Sam is an Early Years teacher from the UK, with Qualified Teacher Status and Early Years Professional status. She has worked across the Early Years sector, including working as a nanny, and has a master's degree in Childhood Studies and Early Years. Sam currently works as a trainer and assessor for Early Years practitioners and Special Educational Needs coordinators, which fits well with her own passion for professional development and raising standards across the sector.

Tamazine Rosa

Tamazine is a qualified teacher with a background in early childhood development. She holds a bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Pennsylvania State University, a PGCE from Sunderland University and a BDA Accredited Level 5 Certificate in Dyslexia. During the past 15 years, Tamazine has worked in both private and public sectors of early years and primary education and has held various positions including working as a maternity night nurse, a nanny, a caretaker/educator of young children with Special Needs and a Classroom Learning Specialist. 

Dr. Zaida Rodrigo Pérez

Zaida has over 20 years of experience in Higher Education, lecturing and researching at an International level.
Zaida holds a PhD in Management; she is a Chartered Marketer and has PGCE.
Zaida has been highly interested in psychology and child development. Therefore, she was awarded a University Certificate in Psychology from Derby University; she is a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and has a dual Master’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Emotional Intelligence.

Investing in your educational and professional development by enrolling in the Working as a Governess course ensures you can:

Gain Cultural Sensitivity Skills

Being respectful and sensitive irrespective of the location, background and religion of the individuals you work for is very important. This course offers practicable skills to ensure you are respectful and thoughtful in every environment.

Be Ready For Any Challenge

Acquire tools to be a versatile governess by familiarising yourself with the best ways to manage private households safely and effectively, regardless of the issues that may arise.   

Educational Planning and Curriculum Development Support

Develop syllabi and educational resources with ease and be confident in providing well-rounded academic lessons that are engaging for your charges.  

Our students love us

The course was...very good and interesting!
Anne R.
I really enjoyed this course and was put together fantastically.
Laura C.
Working as a Governess will help me with my job search. I'm so glad I completed the programme!
Ava M.
Very useful information and a good foundation of knowledge to apply to working with children, thanks!
Paige B.
I really liked the course which was well-explained and detailed. It makes you want to learn more.
Leana J.
Thank you very much for the great course!
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Money-Back Guarantee

We want you to feel completely satisfied with your learning experience, that's why we offer a 15-day money-back guarantee! If, within the first 15 days of the course, you find that it doesn't meet your expectations or you're not enjoying it as much as we hope, just let us know, and we'll issue you a full refund. We believe in the value of our programme and are committed to providing a positive and enriching experience that will help build your knowledge and confidence. Your satisfaction is our priority!
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The time is now!

For professional nannies keen to learn more about Working as a Governess, you are in the right place. Learn how to navigate cultural differences and build strong relationships with families irrespective of location or situation. Adopt the highly skilled and trained professional governess role by investing in specialised education that will empower you to make a real difference in the lives of children. Enrol today to reach your full potential, achieve your goals, and pursue a fulfilling and rewarding career as a governess.

Are you ready to develop your skill set as a professional nanny?

Working as a Governess

This course teaches the skills needed to provide high-quality childcare and education to children in private households. 

Working as a Governess


Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I enrol in a nanny course?

In a competitive field like nannying, trust is paramount. By showcasing a recognized professional qualification on your CV, you distinguish yourself as a trustworthy and competent caregiver in the eyes of employers.
Moreover, our courses not only equip you with a comprehensive understanding of childcare but also provide you with a fresh skill set to excel in your future roles. You will emerge from our courses with enhanced expertise, ready to make a positive impact in your next position.

I already have experience with children, what can I gain by enrolling in an official International Nanny Institute course?

Whether you are currently working as a nanny or considering entering the field, it is never too late to enhance your professional profile and revitalize your skill set with a professional nanny qualification. Our courses are designed to introduce you to essential skills, concepts, and methodologies that can be seamlessly integrated into your daily routine, ultimately benefiting the children under your care. Embrace the opportunity to elevate your expertise and make a lasting impact in your role as a nanny.

Are all the courses fully online, or do I have to be present in a physical classroom?

All of our courses are entirely online. You can study on any device that has an internet connection, and there is no need to be present in a physical classroom.

Can I study offline or do I need internet connection?

Unfortunately our courses are not available offline, and you do need a stable internet connection in order to complete them.

Can I study on my iPad, tablet, iPhone or smartphone?

Of course, you can! The International Nanny Institute is fully responsive on all kinds of electronic and devices. For the best experience, you can use the mobile version of Google Chrome, if your device supports it.

What type of courses do you offer?

At the International Nanny Institute, our professional nanny courses are carefully developed to equip nannies for their caregiving roles. These comprehensive courses cover a wide range of topics, providing nannies with a deep understanding of effective childcare within a domestic environment.

How long will it take to complete the courses?

Our courses can take anywhere from 6 hours to 75 hours to complete depending on the course.

What happens if I don't pass the exams? Can I retake the course?

Rest assured, in the event that you do not pass the exams on your first attempt, there's no need to worry. You will have the opportunity to retake them. However, we highly recommend revisiting the readings, materials, and slide presentations, dedicating extra time to studying and adequately preparing for the exams. You are welcome to retake the exams as many times as necessary to ensure your success.

Once I complete the training courses, will International Nanny offer me a job?

Once you have successfully completed a course, you have the option to enhance your CV or resume with it and apply to a wide range of desired jobs or agencies. Additionally, as a student of our Institute, you are encouraged to explore the various opportunities available on the International Nanny website, giving you an added advantage with our Institute's certificate.
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