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The British education system explained

The British education system is respected across the world for its high standards and excellent results. Education is compulsory for children aged five to 16 in the UK, but they may start earlier than this and can choose to stay on longer. The compulsory stages of schooling are covered by…

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The benefits of hiring a nanny

Hiring a nanny is a huge investment in your child’s future. It has many benefits for their health, wellbeing and education. Here are our top 10: One-to-one care for your child: Nannies offer dedicated care around the clock and build a strong bond with your child, giving them emotional stability…

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The benefits of being bilingual – and how a nanny could help

It’s never too early to start learning a second language. Teaching children a new language at the earliest possible opportunity gives them a huge head start in life. There’s no better way to do this than hiring a nanny who does not speak your native language, as it means learning…

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Why choose a British Education?

Revered across the world for its high standards, the British education system is the number one choice for many international families. Its heritage and history are like those of no other country, and it has a proud tradition of producing some of the world’s greatest minds. Whether at well-known schools…

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The modern-day Mary Poppins

The modern-day governess “You must be kind, you must be witty, very sweet and fairly pretty.” While the list of requirements may have changed since Mary Poppins’ era, the modern-day governess is still very much in demand. For many families across the world governesses are the perfect way to educate…

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Getting to know the team

Our Managing Director, Carrie-Ann interviewed with a Russian reporter from Bigrussia. The Article, translated into English from BigRussia follows. There is a English (EN) option at the top right of the website to read the full article. http://www.bigrussia.org/post/read/1647  The early part of her life was normal: secondary school, university, a…

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Escaping the British education system – The teaching crisis

As many of our teachers know times are changing in the British educational system. Increased demands, higher expectations, additional assessment and much more is leading to a poor work/life balance for  teachers today. Luckily for our clients we are having many teachers turn to the private world of teaching, with…

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Dear Nanny – A parents perspective

I read this article and could not help shed a tear. As the CEO of Duke & Duchess International who has a background in nanny and governess work and who is now the proud mummy of a gorgeous little boy, it was so nice to hear another mummy’s account of…

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Duke & Duchess International making the news!

[ezcol_2third] Interviewed by a Russian journalist..   We had a fantastic couple of days working with a reporter, Varvara, from The Village. The Village is an on line magazine in Russia. Varvara interviewed a number of Governesses and Governors and kindly wrote about the great work they do, their skills,…

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