Nanny Interview Questions – What questions you should ask your potential Nanny
Nanny Interview Questions
Are you a nanny about to go for a job interview? The following are a list of questions which will help you to prepare. Little Ones is a leading nanny agency based in London which selects only the best applicants from all over the world. We have an in-depth understanding as to the criteria used by parents in hiring a nanny.
We are experiencing a high demand for nannies across the UK and we have bilingual consultants who ensure a perfect match between the family and the nanny, even where English isn't the first language in a household.
To give yourself the best possible chance of landing your dream nanny job, think about how you will answer the following nanny interview questions:
Why are you suited to the job of a nanny?
Why did you became a nanny?
Do you have any brothers and sisters? What was your childhood like?
Explain to me what you did in your last job.
In your previous post of nanny what was your a) favourite part? b) worst part?
How long have you worked as a nanny?
Have you had any other jobs?
In your opinion what do children like the most about you?
When you look after children what activities do you do?
What is the most difficult aspect of working as a nanny?
How do you discipline the children you look after?
If a child you were looking after had a temper tantrum, how would you deal with it?
If a child you were caring for was badly hurt how would you cope with this?
If a child in your care developed a fever, what would you do?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?
What is your opinion on a child watching the TV?
What do you think are the biggest risks to children both in and out of the home?
How would you protect children against these risks?
Get the most from your interview
It is also wise to think about questions you want to ask the interviewer, for example, pets, hours of work and special requirements. Some families request a nanny who can speak a second language so they can teach their children to be bilingual. For some families, a driving license is required. There are different types of nanny positions, live in, live out, nanny-housekeeper, afterschool, part-time, full-time au pair, housekeeping. Consider which role would suit you best.
Have your CV ready. Little Ones offers courses such as helping babies sleep, first aid training, helping young children learn to read. They are all designed by nannies and will really impress potential families. You will need an enhanced DBS check for a nanny position and Little Ones can help you apply for this.
If there are any periods when you were unemployed or had a break from work, be prepared to explain them. Little Ones can offer advice on how to improve your CV. Finally, have the names and contact details of your references available.