High profile nannies tasks and duties:
Average weekly hours
A full-time employment range from 35 hours to 45+ hours per week.
Part-time nannies generally want to work a minimum of 25 hours a week.
A nanny will often work 5-6 days per week.
While there is no formal nanny training required to actually become a nanny. In addition to experience, some nannies will have a formal education in child development or related fields.
The role of a governess is to oversee the education of the children.
A governess is highly educated, with a minimum of 4 years professional childcare or teaching and tutor experience. There is also a focus on etiquette, manners and culture. In general most governesses work 10 hours per day, 5 days per week. A governesses often liaise with a child's school teachers to ensure their home education complements that which they receive at school. Parents who hire a governess alongside a nanny do this because the nanny undertakes the general nursery duties, whilst the governess oversees the child's education.
A governess is often asked to teach children a second language (English, French, Spanish, German etc).