"I am a qualified primary school teacher, and decided to go for the exciting challenge and opportunity of working abroad, I had never considered Moscow until I spoke to Lisa, who sold it to me..."

Catherine Warren

"...I have been placed twice by ABL and have had a great experience in Moscow. Lisa and is both professional and extremely friendly. I feel well looked-after and someone is always on hand to assist and offer advice when needed."

Daryl Seager

"The process of finding a tutor was performed extremely professionally. We explored a number of options, and the follow up by ABL was excellent as well as being the only agency who recognized the visa process "

Jonathan Muir

"We have been using the services of ABL Personnel since 2010 and have been very impressed with the high level of service we receive from Lisa. She has found us highly qualified teachers and our children are very happy. Our eldest son has been accepted into a top private school in the UK. "

Nataliya O.

"I am a qualified teacher and wanted a new life experience. I was recommended to ABL Personnel and I think that because Lisa has lived and worked in Russia she was able to offer me some really sound advice and find an amazing family for me. I have now been in Moscow two years and I am loving my experience here. The family I work for have been so good to me and I am very happy with my job as a Governess. "

Elizabeth Taylor-Jones

"My experience with ABL Personnel has been nothing but professional. I have been placed with two VIP families covering maternity jobs and have always been respected and well looked after by my Russian employers. ABL have good connections with some very exclusive families and this is what matched my own experience so I am very satisfied"

Martha Wainwright



About ABL

The heart of our philosophy is to provide an unparalleled, personal service, from the posting of an appointment, to the completion of the contract.

Director and founder Lisa Bavidge is more than a recruiter: she is an expert in the field. Lisa began her career in the Orient, working in education then moving to Moscow where she was a governess working for some of Russia’s most noteworthy families. Originally from New Zealand, she settled in the UK ten years ago, working for a premier educational recruitment company before founding her own firm in 2010.

Lisa’s extensive experience of living and working overseas, specifically as a governess to highly influential clients, and recruiting for such roles, are what makes ABL stand out, whether you are looking for a teaching, governess or nanny agency in London or internationally.

We have excellent relationships with British and American international schools throughout the world, and always working to find the very best candidates.

We are small enough to offer a highly personal, completely managed, boutique service, and established enough to serve the needs of the most distinguished customers in the world.

Lisa Bavidge, Director and founder of ABL