What questions to ask a Nanny in a interview…
If you are looking to interview a Nanny it is always useful to have your questions prepared in advance. To help you Totally Childcare have listed the following questions you may like to ask at the interview.
- Ask about family background – parents, brothers and sisters.
- Where did you spend your early years?
- Why did you choose to become a Nanny?
- What do you consider are your qualities with regard to looking after children?
- What is your current position and why do you want to leave?
- Tell me about your previous jobs and why you left each one?
- Have you ever had a period of unemployment & why?
- What are you looking for in your next position?
- Why do you enjoy looking after children?
- How would you entertain them on a day-to-day basis?
- How would you keep them occupied on a long wet day?
- What artistic/creative talents do you have?
- Can you cook?
- What would you cook for children aged 0-1 and 2-5?
- Could you help my child with weaning, table manners, potty training,
reading and writing?
- Are you trained in First Aid? What would you do in the case of:
- Bad cuts
- Blow to the head
- High fever
- How do you see your role in disciplining my child/children?
- What household tasks are you happy to perform? (e.g. nursery duties only, light housework, ironing, cooking)
- Are you happy to baby-sit? Would you expect to be paid extra for this?
- When did you pass your driving test? (ask to see the driving license)
- Have you had any accidents?
- Are you able to drive an automatic car?
- What type of car do you have?
- Does it have rear seat belts?
- What type of insurance do you have? (fully comprehensive / 3rd party)
- Have you got insurance for taking employers’ children in your car?
- Do you understand that smoking and/or drinking alcohol is not permitted at work?
- When would you be available to start a new position?
- What salary are you seeking?
- Would you accept the position if it was offered to you?
Hopefully all of the above question will help you find the right childcare for your family.
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