Interview Questions for a Nanny

Min Liu By Min Liu, 7th Feb 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/40-2ne97/
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Picking a person who is trustworthy to share the parenting responsibility is not as easy as it sounds. In this article, I have summarized the most effective questions to ask a nanny candidate during an interview.

Interview Questions for a Nanny

Every parent knows it is not easy to find a good nanny to help take care of a newborn baby in the family. New to being a parent, you often wish for an extra hand. But picking a person who is trustworthy to share the parenting responsibility is not as easy as it sounds. In this article, I have summarized the most effective questions to ask a nanny candidate during an interview.

1. How long have you been a nanny?
2. How many children have you cared for, and how old were they?
3. Have you had any emergency training?
4. What would you do if my kid had an accident?
5. If I decide to run a background check on you, is it okay?

These questions are looking for the experiences and training background of the nanny that you are considering. You don't want your baby to be a guinea pig. Although it is not necessary for him or her to have many years of experience, at the very least, this person should know what he or she is doing.

6. What do you like about being a nanny?
7. Please describe an ideal family/employer of yours.
8. What do you think is the most important aspect in rearing a child?
9. How do you discipline children? Please give me an example.
10. How do you plan to spend a given day with my child?

The answers of above questions can reveal the candidate's philosophy on rearing a child. Trust me, you would like your nanny to be in line of yours in this area. Make sure the person you are hiring is in the field of childcare for all the right reasons.

11. Do you have any future plan in your life?
12. Are you looking for a live-in arrangement? If not, where would you live and how do you plan to get to work?
13. Do you smoke?
14. Can you guarantee a regular work schedule?
15. When can you start working, and what's your salary expectation?

Above-mentioned questions are necessary, because you want to find someone who is reliable and stable for the position for an adequate period of time. Switching nannies too frequently can bring a headache for you and your family.

Similar to looking for a qualified employee in other fields, finding a good nanny takes time, but having an interview guideline will help you find that perfect nanny for your little one.

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Babies, Childcare, Hire A Nanny, Nanny

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