What’s the difference between a nanny and a governess?

At Manny & Me, we understand the needs of families who live an international lifestyle. Hiring a governor or governess from the UK can bring huge benefits to your family’s wellbeing and educational development. But why choose a governor or governess rather than a nanny?

These highly educated professionals provide a unique blend of childcare and tutoring. They excel in subjects like mathematics, science, foreign languages, and humanities. Working closely with your children, they provide personalised educational support that complements their school curriculum, ensuring academic excellence and intellectual growth.

Governors and governesses also nurture children’s social and emotional wellbeing. They offer strong support and engaging activities that promote self-expression, empathy, and interpersonal skills. By creating a balanced environment, they foster emotional intelligence, independence, and resilience, enabling children to adapt to new cultural contexts and thrive in diverse settings. 

At Manny and Me we work hard to seek out the very best childcarers who are also fantastic educators with a wealth of experience. We worked extensively in these roles ourselves before setting up Manny and Me and so truly understand the work, the need for excellence, and what it takes to be an exceptional governor or governess.

Embark on a journey of cultural discovery and educational excellence. Contact us at [email protected] or 0203 092 6292 to find a highly qualified governor or governess who will be the perfect fit for your family’s unique needs.