Household Staff

Hiring a Governess, Private Tutor and Nanny

I am sure that a majority of parents are confused by how many childcare agencies there are.  Many have been operating for years and are well established, while some are relatively new.  The key when choosing a nanny agency to hire a governess, private tutor or nanny, is to choose one that …

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The Best Practices For Hiring A Live In Nanny

For many busy parents, a live in nanny is a luxury when it comes to having their children cared for during the week and over the weekends due to heavy working commitments. It allows parents a lot of breathing space where childcare is concerned and peace of mind knowing that the …

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Security Awareness for Household Personnel

How many times throughout history has an entire army successfully protected their ruler from repeated assassinations, attacks from foreign armies and attempted coups, only to allow their leader to be killed by a close and trusted aide? When a decision is made to provide security for a principal, (regardless of …

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A Governess Guide to Surviving Moscow

When I first mentioned to my family and friends that I was considering moving to Moscow I received a lot of ‘Oh wow, well, you’re brave,’  comments and the occasional ‘Are you sure that’s the best idea?’ remarks. I never considered that what was I was doing was rather unconventional …

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Working as a Governess for a VIP Family

What do you think of when you hear the word, Governess? Does your mind wander to Thornfield Hall and the straight laced, prim and plain Jane Eyre? Do you think of Mary Poppins flying in with her magical umbrella to bring order to two unruly children? The Governess has become …

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