UP YOUR INTERVIEW GAME WHILE INTERVIEWING NANNIES!

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The process of interviewing followed by thorough and in-depth background checks is a seriously underestimated aspect in the process of finding a good nanny. We are here to help you filter out the best from the varied options available with a guide on how to interview a nanny because let’s face it! Your child deserves nothing but perfection!


The fundamentals

Since it’s the first time you’ll be meeting your child’s future nanny, you must set the tone for the rest of the evening with some basic questions which would help both of you in warming up to each other.

  • What incident motivated you to become a nanny?

  • How long have you been working as a nanny?

  • How was your last babysitting experience like? When and how did it end?

  • What according to you is the most interesting aspect of caring for children?

  • How was your childhood like?

  • What are your hobbies?

  • Did you have a nanny? If yes, how was your dynamic with her?

  • How conscious are you about the need for child nutrition?

  • How do you like to discipline children? Do you believe in meting out physical punishment, however sparingly?

  • What according to you is the best way to take care of infants and nurture children?

  • Does any aspect of caring for children appear unappealing to you? If yes, how do you try to resolve the problem?

  • How do you deal with emergencies?

  • Do you get irritated easily?

  • What has been your worst babysitting experience?

  • What do you think are the best shows for children?

  • Will you have any qualms if asked to sign a confidentiality agreement?


  • Questions meant for the prospective nannies of toddlers

    If you have a toddler, you might find that dealing with them can leave you drained and hence it is crucial that you identify a nanny who would fit the requisite criteria with the help of questions like these:

  • How do you potty train a toddler?

  • What do you think is the most important responsibility while taking care of a child this age?

  • Can you be tolerant while handling a crying baby?

  • Do you know any exercises, which might help the baby to grow up fit and healthy?

  • How do you feel about a child throwing a tantrum in public places?

  • Do you know any tips, which might help the baby to sleep soundly at night?

  • What kind of education can a child be subjected to at this age?


  • Questions meant for the prospective nannies of pre schoolers and grade schoolers

    Pre schoolers and grade schoolers are at their most volatile and impressionable age and a nanny should only be chosen after careful deliberation based on the answers to these questions:

  • How do you help a child in his or her studies?

  • What are your thoughts on extra-curricular activities?

  • Are you willing to help with household chores while the kid is at school?

  • Can you drive a child to school?

  • What role do you play in building up a child’s hobbies?

  • What are your rates?

  • Are you willing to negotiate with my needs?



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