Are you looking for a Governess ?

Live in or Live out Governess

A Governess main duty is about children’s education from their first year of schooling. She focuses on teaching, manners, “savoir-être” and transmits her experience and knowledge. She helps children to perform at their best, building long-term academic resilience and life-long intellectual curiosity.

The governess generally holds a childcare diploma or certificate. Also, she may have a teacher degree and benefits in all cases from a long nanny, tutor or teacher experience.

Parents may have a specific educational project that the governess will apply in order to stimulate the child, and which can include entry exams preparation, support for exams and daily homework supervision.

Depending on your needs, the governess can either stay in your house (“live-in”) or be present during the day only (“live-out”).


CHF 5’000 – CHF 7’500

Governess Duties

Governess’ duties concern every aspect of children’s education:

  • implementation of a daily routine
  • transmission of parents’ educational values
  • manners teaching according to parents’ instructions
  • hygiene care or support in everyday routine (dressing, meals etc.)
  • consolidation of socialisation skills and autonomy
  • skills and knowledge sharing in music, culture, sport etc.
  • foreign language teaching
  • homework support

What is the difference between a nanny and a governess ?

Nannies make sure that children are fully occupied through games and activities, contribute to their affective development, teach hygiene standards, all the while carrying on domestic tasks related to the children, such as tidying up his bedroom or doing his laundry. Conversely, governesses generally don’t participate to daily domestic tasks and rather focus on teaching/education.