Who are we? 

The Governess & Co. is your trusted partner for expert childcare and private household staff solutions in Marbella & Madrid, offering a professional, effective, and transparent service designed to meet real-life family needs. 

We are a team of professionals with empathetic understanding skills. 

What do we do?

We provide private household staff solutions expert childcare and nannies in Marbella and Madrid. Your personal needs inspire our expertise, and our dedicated approach ensures every detail is tailored to deliver suitable and long-term placement results. 

 We listen , advise and deliver. 

How can we help you?

At The Governess & Co., we excel at understanding your family’s distinct requirements and aspirations. Our approach is about reflecting on your needs and applying our expertise to offer solutions that match your requirements and the market demands. We craft practical childcare and household staff solutions that align with your lifestyle.  

We help, by not compromising on our efforts to understand the specifics of your needs and guide you towards a sustainable solution for it. 

Elevate your lifestyle!

Why choose us?

Trust in the difference

The Governess & Co operates on one simple unassailable truth, which is that one size does not fit all. Our domestic recruitment service is based on this principle.

Honest assessments and assistance

The Governess & Co operates a completely transparent service, we will not make promises that cannot be fulfilled. Sometimes it may be necessary to make compromises with regards to your specific staffing needs, it would be unrealistic to tell you otherwise.  However, we can evaluate the compromises you are currently making (without the necessary help or unsuitable attendant) and advise you on more suitable staffing options. It is our aim to make sure that any compromises you are making will still deliver on your priorities.

Listen, evaluate and deliver

How do we operate? It’s simple, we listen. Our professional consultants really take notice to what you are saying. Consequently, we get to understand and evaluate with customized recruitment tools, that ultimately deliver upon your family’s specific staffing needs.

Supporting your family

Our consultancy service is about supporting you, your family and your home. This is your lifestyle. This is the support system you need to live it as you wish. Finding the right child care, housekeeper, or chauffeur is a leap of trust. Our dedicated and experienced advisors will provide the support you need to help you take that leap.



All is super good. We had a nice start together with Julian and Angeli in our new house. We are very happy.

Domestic Couple Placement – SJ - Estepona, Spain

Thank the heavens I met Kirsty from Governess. I was under a strict timeline and remit, but thanks to Kirsty's professionalism, hard work and tenacity, all worked out perfectly. If you need a housekeeper, speak to Kirsty. Top marks from me.

Estate Manager - Richard - Estepona, Spain

I was almost 8 months pregnant with my second child and desperately looking for a nanny to hire before my delivery date, so after months of unsuccessful searching, i fortunately came across the governess and co at their Sunday stay and play at Manuka, and thanks to both Kirsty and Timea who are so hands on, and keen to find the right person to cater to my needs, I’ve finally found a trustworthy well rounded person to help me out with whatever I need and just in time for baby’s arrival. Big thanks to you both!

Ghazal, Puerto Banus

Thank you for taking such good care of the children. I felt so relaxed and had the best day knowing they were so well looked after. Thanks again.

Sarah Dowling, Waterford, Ireland 

Hello!  I want to say a big thank you to TGC for finding me a full time job with very good conditions, and especially to Kirsty for her enthusiastic support and service. Excellent job! Thank you so much!!!

Ana Ramírez - Estepona, Spain

I've been coming to Brunch and Play for a few months now. The girls are unbelievable, so sweet and caring. Very professional. A big effort is made every week with activities. While bubs plays mama can fully enjoy the tasty delights at manuka. Perfect way to spend the day. So much so my friends and their babes have also made it their weekend destination. On top of that, we know exactly who to contact should we need help at home. Highly highly recommended!


Lesley - Brunch & Play Attendee

We moved some things around and for now we found another solution for our situation, that suits us better.Therefore we don't look for a nanny anymore, but if we would do again, I'll definitely reach out to you! Your agency was the only one which was responsive and came up with good candidates. Thanks so much for your help and speak soon!

Mona - El Rosario

Sheilla has been great so far, absolutely no complaints. It was so helpful having her around seeing to the day to day, while I focused on getting things organised around the house, shopping for all the missing bits (still in progress!) and everything else in between.

G. Z - Guadalmina, Spain

After this week I just confirmed how amazing Ana is and how in a week already she has done so amazing!!! We really feel we hit the jackpot!! And all thanks to u!! Going for Ana was the best decision ever. We just had a pipe burst in the kitchen and she handled it and communicated with the workers and was so hands on.


Diandra B - El Madroñal, Spain

The Governess & Co. team truly understands the balance between professionalism and personalized support. Their knowledge of the industry specifics and commitment to finding the right fit for our family was exceptional. We're grateful for their dedication and the positive impact it has had on our household.


Laura Moore, Al cuzcuz, Spain 

I highly recommend the Governess & Co. We are thrilled with our nanny who they placed for our holiday! Our scheduled nanny from another site cancelled a week before our arrival and Timea and her team were saviours!


Lily Herzog - NY, USA 

Finding the right nanny and/ or lifestyle needs can be a very complex process and a difficult choice, which is why having a trustworthy consultant with relevant experience beside you, makes the world of difference. Kirsty of The Governess and Co. can be that perfect person for you, with hands-on experience, empathy and professionalism to help you succeed with your household staff search.”

Stevie Lee, London SW18 2RH, United Kingdom

“When residing abroad, having the fitting support for your style of living becomes all the more relevant, as you are facing unfamiliar potential challenges that need specific attention and detract from your ability to manage your household as you would wish. Having an experienced and dependable consultant to help you tackle these challenges, manage and deliver on your expectations can truly relieve the stress of the situation and enable you to enjoy all that life has to offer when living overseas. Kirsty did just that for us, which is why we can recommend her for your nanny search in Marbella. “

Helen Loose, Benahavis 29678, Marbella, Spain

The Governess and Co. helped us during a transition period regarding our nanny search in Marbella and they have been objectively understanding of our specific needs while delivering on it with compassion and a high level of proficiency. I trust on their post placement follow up support to help us going forward.

Emma Siebenborn, Guadalmina 29670, Marbella, Spain


When sourcing private staff to manage your home, support your lifestyle or to provide childcare, it’s important to find the best nanny agency with an experienced team that you can trust.  The Governess & Co’s professional consultants follow strict protocols when sourcing and screening candidates, including customized evaluation techniques devised by experienced therapists to ensure the best candidates and a smoother hiring process.

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Staffing categories

As a professional nanny service in Marbella and Mallorca, we offer our clients access to a comprehensive range of staffing solutions. In addition to providing access to highly experienced nannies (or a manny!) our services cover all categories of private staffing requirements including professional childcare, lifestyle staff and estate management. Whether you require an nanny in Marbella or Mallorca, a part-time, live- in or live out nanny, a housekeeper, a private chef or personal trainer, we can help you find the right person for the job.


As an employer considering hiring a new nanny in Marbella or Mallorca, or private staff to manage your home, lifestyle or other aspects of your children’s care, you’ll want to find out as much information about the nanny agency’s recruitment and screening processes or perhaps about the nannies’ fit for your needs and flexibility as this may alter.  Check out our frequently asked questions to find out the information you need to put your mind at rest and make an informed decision.

As a candidate considering to sign up for a position within our staffing categories, you’ll want to learn as much about these as possible. Nannies, private tutors, housekeepers, facility managers, gardeners, fitness coaches, chauffeurs are just a few among our sourcing categories with potential openings. Visit our frequently asked questions to find out additional information and join The Governess & Co community.

Ready to find the perfect nanny?

Or reach out to us at:

Av. Virgen del Rocío, s/n, 29670 San Pedro Alcántara, Málaga, office no. 7.

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Working for The Governess & Co. means you'll have access to exclusive job opportunities, ongoing support and training, and a chance to work with some of the most elite families in the area. We value our staff, and we are committed to helping them grow and develop in their careers.

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