Nanny interview tips from nannyshare.co.uk
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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What to keep in mind when you interview a nanny!After having short listed a few candidates for the post of nanny every family would like tointerview them before offering them the job. A nanny agency like www.NannyShare.co.uk canschedule these interviews for you as per your availability.In order to keep your relationship with your nanny lasting and rewarding for both parties, thereneeds to be a clear understanding between nanny and family from the beginning. How the familyoperates and how the nanny operates needs to be clearly articulated. The more experiencenanny and family have in nanny-family relationships, the longer the interviews get, and morequestions are asked. The more questions and topics covered in the initial interview, the moredisagreements, problems, surprises and grey areas are totally avoided later. If the nanny asks anumber of questions during the interview it shows that she has maturity, professionalism and awill to make a nanny-family relationship work.Try and set a friendly and open tone during the interview so that with good nanny candidates itfeels like a conversation. I highly recommend that you conduct first round interviews in theabsence of your children. Initially, it is important for you to learn all you can about the nannybefore introducing her to your children. If you still like the nanny after the first interview, then youcan schedule a second meeting in which she can meet your children.The site www.NannyShare.co.uk gives you some points that are to be kept in mind during theinterview On the personality of the candidate:How well did you like the candidate?How closely do their ideas about childcare match your own?How easy would it be for you to share your home with them?How well did they meet your expectations? On the professionalism of the candidateHow good are their qualifications?How good is their knowledge of childcare?How good is their first aid knowledge?How committed to being a Nanny were they?How well did they answer the interview questions?How closely did their answers match you expectations? A background check of the candidateHow relevant is their previous experience?How good were there references?Are they experienced enough? How suitable is the candidate for the job?How well do they match your criteria?How keen did they seem to get the job?How good is their availability?How did they feel about the package on offer?How well did you feel you met their expectations?
Check for the following documentsInsure you have copies of the following: references, Qualifications, Driving license, passport You need to discuss the following with the candidateResponsibilities, house rules, the salary and benefits, start date Make an overall assessment of the key strengths and the areas requiring improvement.Write a few summary comments about the interview for future reference.With this you should get a good idea about the personality, strengths, weaknesses andprofessionalism of your nanny. You will also be able to judge whether your children will be able toadjust with her or not. All the best with the nanny interviews!