Educationally qualified caregivers who help mentor and care for school-age children with a big emphasis on the children’s academics. All governesses hold college degrees in education and have experience in teaching, tutoring and care giving. Children benefit from having a governess who can help them excel in their studies, especially if they struggle in school and need a little extra help. A governess is like having a nanny, teacher and tutor in one person, which is why their salaries are higher than a nanny’s salary. If your children need this kind of specialized academic focus and encouragement, then hiring a governess will be your family’s best choice.