Having attended the English Nanny and
Governess School, I feel as though it is a wonderful program for those looking for a career in childcare or for parents looking for a caregiver. The curriculum was thorough and informative, the professors knowledgeable, and the staff supportive. The best part was the hands on experience every Friday with our practicum families. Being able to use what we were learning on a weekly basis helped me retain what was taught in the classroom. I use what the school taught me on a daily basis with my charges. I was also impressed with the help we received formatting our resumes and with our interview skills. I believe the school helped me to become the best governess I can be, and I am so thankful to have attended.
To prospective clients, I can tell you that the school does take care in admitting its students. We have to go through numerous background checks and evaluations. Each of the girls I met through the program are truly wonderful individuals who are amazing with children. I am sure this is true with all of their classes.
Dear Mrs. Roth:
I hope this note finds you well! I wanted to tell you how pleased I am with the program of study at the English Nanny and Governess School. Being a former teacher, I feel it is so important to blend experiential, hands- on learning with courses on theory, current research and best practices. The English Nanny and Governess School does this exceptionally well!
One of the strongest aspects of the ENGS program is the faculty. As you know, many have Doctor of Philosophy degrees and all are experts in their field. I enjoy the open dialogue we have in class and the Socratic Method many of our teachers use. The reading assigned each night is rigorous but so helpful in providing the backbone of lively in- class discussions.
Much like a student teaching experience at a collegiate level teaching program, our weekly practicum visits are a vital part of the ENGS curriculum. I have gained so much from these sessions. The practicum allows me to put to practice what we have learned in the classroom. Spending a full day with the practicum family, completing all of the duties a governess is responsible for, is wonderful preparation for a career in the field. I could not imagine becoming a certified professional governess without this experience.
Every day is busy and so much fun. I can’t tell you how much I look forward coming to class every day. I am so pleased with the ENGS program and recommend it highly to those looking to enter the profession. I can’t wait to begin my career as a certified professional governess and know I will be well prepared. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter as well as including me in your fine program.
Thanks to your program.
Hi Mrs. Roth and Mr. Gaylord,
I know it's been a long time since we've talked but I just wanted to catch up and see how you both are doing. After returning from CA and NYC, I informed Lynne at ENGS that a local family had contacted me because the mother had just been diagnosed with cancer and they needed an emergency Nanny/Governess. I felt a connection to them right away and knew that this would be a life-changing and rewarding experience. Miraculously, after almost a year of fighting the lymphoma, the mother is in remission and her bone marrow transplant was completely successful. She actually came home for good last night and I will be helping her transition back into motherhood until the beginning of June. The girls that I Governess for are 3 and 1 at the moment and I have loved every second working with them. I know that I will be a part of this family's life forever and it almost felt like this position was meant to be. That being said, this job is ending soon and I am fully ready to look into another full-time, long-term job. I would truly like to work with you again and wanted to let you know that I am actively ready to look now. Your program taught me so much and it really makes us stand out from other Nannies/Governesses. Please let me know if you have anything available that you think might be a good fit for my experience. How are you doing? How is the program? I look forward to hearing from you.
I can honestly say that going to ENGS was on of the best things I ever did. The education I received was above and beyond what I expected. They also helped me get a wonderful job that I love going to everyday.
to all prospective students and parents. Don't go here
Client of ENGS. As a client of the English Nanny and Governess School, I think my written comment here may be insufficient. The experience I have had with this school and the nannies they have have presented has been extraordinarily positive. When using other agencies, I have repeatedly run into trouble. However, with the ENGS, any prospective problems have been taken care of prior to an issue arising. In my opinion, it is never easy to entrust your childs' care with another individual. But, my experience has proven that there are amazing, caring, qualified nannies available who have been taught lessons from knowledgeable and informative instructors and who have been given the tools they need to succeed - and, thus, are invested enough to help my children succeed. My experience with the staff of ENGS has always been effective and productive. And, while I can write on and on about how wonderful the English Nanny and Governess School is (including both the staff and graduates) the proof is that I have happy, healthy children at home and I have the comfort and peace-of-mind that they are being loved, cared for, and taught valuable life lessons - whether I am with them or their nanny is. And, ENGS provided that to me. As stated earlier, words are not enough to express the gratitude and praise I have... for ENGS, for my childrens' nanny, and for the satisfaction I have in knowing that my children are always being cared for...
Family/Client of EGNS. Read the ACCET accreditation denial. It says it all.
I've read most of the reviews on this site, and I can tell you that I believe I received a good education at the ENGS. Like any school, you will get out of it what you put into it. They endeavored to bring in well qualified faculty and presented a well rounded program.
My class was small, and we did have some "problem" students who wanted everything handed to them. My recommendation to the school would be to not accept any student just out of high school. I believe one requirement for admission to the school for those who do not have a college degree should be having had to work at least 12 months in a full-time job so that the students would know something of the "real world".
I would also have liked a bit more hands-on experience with an infant under the direct supervision of the infant care teacher, but I also suspect legally the school has done all they can in that regard. The Friday Practicums are an excellent idea, but the mother you get is the luck of the draw. From the reports I got from the other students in my class, some of the mothers treat the students as babysitters - not nannies in training. My mother was a great role model on childcare, but she seldom let me handle the baby, and I focused more on the toddler in the home. I do know the school attempts to control that as best they can, and the mothers do have to go through an extensive application process. Overall, I learned a lot I did not know before from the infant care teacher, and she did suggest good books to have on hand for review if needed.
Again, though, life is not handed to you. With any training for any occupation, there will be on-the-job learning as well. I believe the ENGS prepared me well to enter into a great field. Undoubtedly situations will arise that will require learning and research, which is true of any new occupation. The ENGS put forth a great foundation for my getting started, and they are also there when I will have questions that need answered. I can call them at any time and speak with one of their experts if I find myself in a difficult situation. I appreciate that they will always have my back.
I recommend this school to any prospective student. However, as it is an intensive and accelerated program, do not go unless you are prepared to do the work and put forth some effort. You have to be willing to learn. You also have to realize the classes are designed for the whole. Sometimes you will be presented with material that you don't necessarily find valuable, but others in the class may benefit from it. The mall experience referred to in one of the reviews is a case in point. What the teacher was attempting to do was gently educate some girls to work on their appearance in order to have a more polished, professional look. Also, there will be mothers who will want their nannies to go out and pick out furniture, clothing, etc for the children, and that mother will expect the nanny to use good judgment and taste. Hence, the teacher sending us into Pottery Barn for Kids, better kids clothing stores, etc. As a student, you need to try and get the big picture sometimes. And if you already know what's being taught, count it a blessing instead of selfishly knocking the whole idea and putting the teacher and others down just because you are not being individually catered to!
I also recommend this school to any parent. Like any pool you would be drawing from, select with care in that you will be offered a variety of personalities and values. The interviewing process is important so that you get someone who will fit into your family. I also, personally, would not select a nanny who is fresh out of high school and never worked a previous full-time job. Just because she has a lot of babysitting experience does not necessarily mean she's mature enough to help raise your children.
ENGS Experience as a Mother of a Graduate.
I am 100% satisfied with the ENGS. As an educated stay at home mother of 3, I appreciate the value of the hands on nurturing. My position has allowed me to oversee the success and development of our 3 now, adult children. An assesment of the love, care and attention that is required to aid in the healthy development of a child should be non negotiable. My impression of the ENGS is in keeping with the values inherant in positive child care.
My daughter, a graduate from Miami University business school, left school feeling that she was not following her passion.
After meeting with the top notch staff at the ENGS it was obvious THIS was the perfect fit. The school offerered a thourough, exciting, educational look at child care. The enviorment was delightful and stimulating. We signed on, might I add, with total excitment and joy!
My daughter graduated recently from the program and I can not say enough about the fine people that inspired these young woman to be the best caregivers possible!I delighted daily in her enthusiasm for the opportunities offered. The school recruits Clevelands finest in their fields to impart their wisdom. Not to mention it is already in place with the likes of Mrs. Roth the founder of this lovely rare program. A desendent of Great Britian, her wisdom, charm and knowledge, a gift. Mr. Gaylord CEO of the school, a true gentleman as he has had the privelage of being Mrs. Roth's son, no more needs to be said.
I would reccommend this FINE and ELITE school to a child loving individual who has a desire for wonderful career opportunties. As it stands we have secured some of the dream interviews with job security as the inevitable, and the school overseeing the arrangement. After all as they have promised all along: Our familes and students are our #1 concern.
Recent Graduate, ENGS Superior Experience.
I am a recent Governess Graduate from the English Nanny and Governess School in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. My experience went above and beyond the expectations I had before entering the program a mere 12-weeks ago. From start to finish, there was not a detail skipped or shortened. The personalized education, hands on experience, and gain of knowledge surpassed my previous thoughts of what I would accomplish and learn throughout the duration of the program.
In my class of seven, all of the nanny and governess' had accomplished and fulfilled their wants during the program. We had incredible opportunities to be taught by qualified and knowledgable professors, and professionals. The curriculum covered all areas in which would benefit childcare and families needs; ranging from infant care through adolescent years. The hands on experience with the praticum families, and field trips helped to round out the pleuthra of information and knowledge we were gaining. The members in admission and placement were extremely helpful and were very thoughtful in providing the students and clients with information, and care tailored to their needs.
My experience at the school from start to finish was incredible. I would reccommend the program to anyone, a potential student for the incredible education and experience, to a family who would receive top of the line care for their children. I feel very confident in my stance as a Governess Graduate, and am very proud to say that I graduated from the ENGS.
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