Nanny Interview Questions

Nanny interview checklist

The nanny interview starts with a full description of the job and its requirements:

Children: age, daily routine, school and general information;

Home responsibilities: housekeeping, laundry, meal preparations, etc.

General: working hours, salary, benefits, accommodation (if live-in position)

Now that the applicant is aware of the requirements, it's time for her to provide answers to some very relevant and important questions:

Personal, educational background and work experience

Describe a typical day with the children, i.e.: activities, meal preparations, etc.

Discipline methods: "what would you do if..."

Medical emergency: "How would you deal with an injury...

Introduce your children to the applicant and watch the natural response and interaction between them.

Closing questions: Can you handle the job? Are you interested to work for us? Do you have any questions for us?

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Once the interview is concluded it's time to make a general assessment and write your notes, BEFORE the next interview:

General impression: appearance. personality, ability to handle the job.

Strengths and weaknesses: language skills. interaction with the children, etc.

Salary and work load issues.

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