Governesses and Tutors

In the present uncertain times, with schools closed indefinitely and increasing demands on parents’ time, ensuring that our children maintain their education can be a cause of heightened anxiety. Silentnight Private Staff is perfectly placed to provide you with the ideal Governess or Tutor to meet your requirements.

Silentnight Private Staff appreciates the importance of finding the right person to employ as a Governess or Tutor to suit the individual needs of the family. Although traditionally governesses have been women, the post is also increasingly filled by men.

The Role of the Governess

A Governess may work alone or alongside a nanny or parent to undertake the care, education and promotion of the emotional development of your children. The Governess will have extensive childcare and tuition experience.

The duties, tasks and hours that the Governess or Tutor works will be customised to the individual needs of the family and will usually include

  • Adhering to the child’s curriculum as agreed with the parents
  • Tutoring specialist subjects, for example, a musical instrument or a foreign language
  • Encouraging the child’s social, educational and creative progress and development
  • Accompanying children on the journey to and from school
  • Preparation for examinations
  • Homework supervision
  • Encouraging exercise and sport
  • Ensuring correct etiquette is adhered to at all times
  • Arranging outside activities, including museum and theatre visits and other educational outings

Screening Process

At Silentnight we take our responsibilities very seriously in providing the very best childcare personnel the UK has to offer. All Governesses and Tutors who apply to work with us must pass our stringent vetting process, which includes a Enhanced DBS check, and hold a Paediatric First Aid Certificate before we can place them with a family.