A nanny/ governess is required for a friendly international family based in Rome, Italy, with travel. The family is looking for a well-educated governess to help care for and academically support their two children, a boy (aged 12) and a 3-year old girl. The boy is preparing for boarding school in the UK so most of the focus will be on the little girl.
The ideal candidate will be bilingual in English and another language (French, Italian or Spanish) with a strong academic background and a solid resume demonstrating previous long term positions. Excellent references are a must.
The girl herself is extremely active, so the ideal candidate will be friendly and fun but also firm when necessary. The governess should also be warm and kind and responsible. The family is quite formal so being well-presented and respectful is essential. The ideal candidate will also be interested in sports and swimming so support the girl’s own interests.
The family travel frequently (this may be with or without the governess) and after COVID-19 may sometimes visit their homes in the UK and US, as well as various trips around the Mediterranean and on yachts etc.
The ideal schedule for the family would be a 5 or 5.5 day work week (based on an 8-hour day), live-in with an ensuite bathroom. However live-out may be a possibility for the right candidate.
This role includes 4 weeks’ paid holiday and a salary negotiable around 1200 euros/ week.
Teaching or childcare qualifications (PGCE / Early years education / QTS)
Native-level English speaker, well-spoken and fluent in a second language
A positive, active, firm and responsible person
Long-term in a similar role
Excellent references from previous families
5.5 or 5/2 live-in schedule with two days off (negotiable) Worldwide travel (after COVID-19 restrictions lifted)
Competitive salary from 1200 Euros/ week
Flights and work expenses covered by the family
Separate bedroom and bathroom provided