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Governess

Aliases: Nursery Governess, Child Care Helper

Industry/Sector(s): Education, Training and Research


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Governess is expected to perform include:

  • Caring for children in private homes and looking after their recreation, diet, health and development
  • Teaching children good health and personal habits and assisting them in their studies
  • Arranging parties, outings and picnics for children
  • Taking disciplinary measures to control children’s behaviour after receiving consent/approval​ from parents
  • Ascertaining the cause of behaviour problems of children and devising means for solving them
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, 10th pass

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of physical, intellectual, emotional and social development requirements of children
  • Ability to make close and trusting relationships with parents and children
  • Skilled in planning activities that are fun and help in the development of children
  • Ability to determine the cause of behavioural problems in children
  • Knowledge of health, safety and food hygiene
  • Basic knowledge of child psychology
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good communication skills
  • Hard-working
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Schools across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

For further guidance, contact your nearest Common Service Centre or Contact NCS Call Centre (Toll Free Number: 1800-425-1514)

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 5

Maid → Governess → Housekeeper

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 per month
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Generally, 1 year of experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3, 4
  • Childcare centres
  • Crèches
  • Private households
  • Schools/colleges
KEYWORDS 
  • Governess
  • Nanny
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20155311.0300Governess
ISCO 20085311 Child Care Workers
NIC 200885499Other educational services n.e.c.
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
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