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Hire an Outstanding Governess / Governor

What better gift can you offer your children than the gift of a proper education? Education will always provide a Plan B if things go South in your children’s lives.

A governess will offer your family more freedom, a bespoke education experience, more security and the ability to travel and create your own family schedule. And it seems like hiring a governess is fashionable, again.

We operate a professional vetting process on all of our governess candidates. Our standards are high because we recognise that our clients’ expectations are also rightfully high. When you choose our governess recruitment services, you will have peace of mind that the shortlisted governesses presented to you have passed stringent criteria and safety checks. Yet, the client always has the final say and can choose from a shortlist of applicable candidates – or request more candidates.


Through getting to know our clients, we understand their needs and expectations. Our consultants are trailblazers in the governess recruitment industry and only offer bespoke services to ensure you receive a tailored experience with personalised results.


The Governess Staff in Our Contacts:

  • Professionals wanting permanent contracts
  • Professional governesses, tutors, French governess, English governess, Russian governess, after-school nanny, tri-lingual governess
  • Our candidates are based in the capital, and home counties: Bedfordshire, Hampshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Essex, Kent, Sussex and Surrey.
  • Governess staff originating from the UK and internationally.


Governess Potential Requirements

  • QTS (Qualified Teacher status)
  • Teacher Training Certificate
  • MA in Education
  • BA in Education
  • TEFL Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
  • PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate in Education)
  • EYFS (Early Years Professional Status)

Why Choose to Hire a Governess?

A Better Future

Employing a governess will give your children the freedom to go at the pace they want. Schools are usually very slow, and you might discover there’s a lot of wasted time. When hiring a governess, she will correctly pace the rhythm of the education and not jump over information that has not been fully understood.


More Comfort

Your family might travel a lot and might need the freedom to do that. This is why a normal school with a strict schedule might not fit your lifestyle, but with a governess that travels with your children, this inconvenience would be solved.



Filling a role that requires the person to work closely with children and inside your home can be daunting. This is why we offer unrivalled peace of mind with fully screened professionals. We are a turnkey solution to providing a bespoke and safe service, every time.

An Excellent Governess Hiring Service

Each of your candidates will have:

  • Been interviewed by one of the HazeltonClive team
  • A clean DBS record and have been meticulously vetted
  • They are reference-checked and have signed a legal NDA
  • Only been approved for recommendation based on your bespoke requests
  • Agreed to the type of contract you want to employ them on
  • UK working and residency rights
  • A 12-month free replacement guarantee, depending on the plan you choose

Peace-of-mind Service

Families love hiring a governess through our service because they never pay anything until they hire staff. From consultation to the candidate list, our clients do not pay a penny until their staff has started working.


With the Ultimate Plan, we also include a 12-month guarantee, meaning your payment is protected for 12 months in case the staff member leaves the job or are underperforming. We won’t ask any questions and will provide you with the option of a free replacement governess.


Permanent Placement Fees

You have four plans to choose from:

Ultimate Plan: 19.8% of the yearly gross salary / 12 months free replacement guarantee / No registration fee (Success fee, only) / Extended International DBS checks provided / The minimum fee that we charge is £1,990

Premium Plan: 15.8% of the yearly gross salary / 6 months free replacement guarantee / No registration fee (Success fee, only) / Standard UK DBS Checks / The minimum fee that we charge is £1,690

Standard Plan: 13.8% of the yearly gross salary / 3 months free replacement guarantee / You grant us exclusivity / No registration fee (Success fee, only) / Standard UK DBS Checks / The minimum fee that we charge is £1,490

Basic Plan: 12.8% of the yearly gross salary / 1-month free replacement guarantee / You grant us exclusivity / No registration fee (Success fee, only) / Standard UK DBS Checks / The minimum fee that we charge is £990


The Expected Live-In/Live-Out Governess Salary in the UK

Our clients are permitted to negotiate governess wages with the candidates themselves. The expected salary for a governess may differ depending on living arrangements. Most will be granted accommodation within the family home, and this can offset some of their salaries. The average wage of the governess should be between £40,000-£85,000. This should be reviewed in line with the current market rate and it may need to be increased depending on specialist skills or qualifications.

Hire a Governess with HazeltonClive!

Start Hiring Now! or call us now at +44 (0) 808-1641321 (toll free) or +44 (0) 20 8057 1444 and start hiring today!


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