ABOUT US

 Educated Nannies. " Placing full-time Nannies in the most Exclusive Households in London and Overseas"

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About us  

Director

Sophie, founder and director of Educated Nannies, was born in Paris and is French-mother tongue. She was educated to a degree level at the prestigious University of La Sorbonne (Paris, France). This university establishment, founded in the 13th century, undoubtedly exemplifies a tradition for excellence, where she obtained a Master's Degree. She also holds another Diploma in Business.

Furthermore, Sophie is a private French teacher in central London with a very international clientele. As her clients do value the uniqueness of her multi-sensory teaching approach, crystallised around a constant quest for quality, together with state-of-the-art and tailor-made lessons, she has been led to teach the most prominent élites and personalities testifying to the impressive portfolio of clients that she has worked with:

  • Hollywood's A-list celebrities
  • Royal families  
  • High-calibre CEOs and Chairmen of multinational companies
  • Savile Row fashion house
  • World-class film directors
  • Respected authors & writers
  • MTV Award-winning pop singers performing on the world & European scenes
  • Celebrity hairdressers & hairstylists with salons on both sides of the Atlantic
  • Michelin-starred celebrity chefs and their families
  • 5-star hoteliers
  • Vineyard owners
  • Professionals: lawyers, journalists, bankers (Group Chairmen / Group Chief Executives) 
  • Medical professionals: doctors & dentists
  • World's most famous auction house
  • One of the world's most high-end department stores
  • Departments   
  • AS/A2 (A-Level) students / Baccalaulérat students who successfully passed their French exams with A* grades, now attending top U.K. Universities (Oxbridge) and Ivy League Universities
  • Business schools' students 
  • Pre-school children of all ages, schoolboys (Common Entrance & GCSE levels and above) now attending London best independent schools & the world best-known boarding schools in the U.K. etc.

Sophie has extensive experience helping her students get into the best schools and boarding schools: Westminster, St. Paul's, Eton, Harrow etc. She has also worked with pupils who have been assessed as "Gifted and Talented": pupils and students who are predominantly ahead of their peers and year group at school or at university/business school.

Educated Nannies has a client base that comes from all continents.

Sophie has a proven track record of teaching the most exclusive target-driven clients and captains of industry. As such, she is adamant that, at Educated Nannies, total discretion is paramount and that the same effort must be put in the search process to find the right nanny for the right household.

 

The importance of languages in education & childcare

France is the most visited country in the world with more than 82 million visitors per year, renown for its unparalleled history, culture and gastronomy. France is the epitome of "art de vivre" and "savoir-vivre", no wonder that there has been an ever-growing demand for French-speaking nannies in London.

Additionally, in sixteenth-century France, before the era of modern French, Latin and most significantly regional dialects were widely spoken. Under the aegis of François Ier (Francis I), King of France, French became the official language in 1539. Speaking French was the preserve of the French élite and this cultural tradition spread over the most prestigious royal courts in Europe. French then turned out to be the language of diplomacy.

Moreover, through her teaching over the years in London, not only has Sophie witnessed a growing demand for French-speaking nannies among her international clients, but she has also witnessed a need for nannies being able to speak other foreign languages.

As an experienced teacher on account of more than 10 years' experience, Sophie has had a long-held belief that teaching French, as well as placing nannies in the most prestigious households in London, leave absolutely no room for amateurism. Then, mastering a foreign language from a very early age, with the help of a perfectly bilingual or multilingual nanny, is no longer a daunting task for your child. This natural learning process, through play activities, then becomes an invaluable asset in your child's development.  

 

Bilingualism as an asset

In addition, psycholinguists have demonstrated the astounding bilingual abilities of children when it comes to learning a language at a very early age. Children are indeed endowed with linguistic mechanisms, allowing them to abstract information when switching from one language to another, in order to adapt themselves to the very person they speak to.

Due to the plasticity of children's brains, countless of researchers have stressed that these children will gain an edge, at an older age, over their peers in school both in terms of intellectual development and in school results.