What is a Governess? by Jeffrey Gratton

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What is a Governess? by Jeffrey Gratton

A Governess is a professional caregiver who knows everything that a nanny knows – but more.  Their position in the household typically entails a more comprehensive focus on education and a few non-educational components as necessary.  Traditionally, Governesses have been around since the 19th century, tasked with teaching “the three R’s”: reading,

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Governess or Nanny: What’s the Difference & Which is Best for Your Children?

Caring for children is a full-time job, and certainly no easy task. Busy families that put in long hours at work and have other outside responsibilities can greatly benefit from in-home childcare services. There are two primary types of child caregivers employed in modern homes today: the governess and the nanny.

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