NANNY INTERVIEW TIPS
Types of Interviews
Get as much information on the position as possible before your interview. You should have a reasonable understanding about the job and requirements. It is also a good idea to bring a list of questions that you would like to ask the family as it shows that you have a genuine interest in the position and their family.
Be on time or even a few minutes early for the scheduled interview. Reliability is an important quality for a nanny job and excuses will only create an impression of disorganisation. Arriving late can ruin your chances before you have even begun.
First impressions last and so making a good first impression is the most important thing. Shake hands, introduce yourself, be positive and most importantly SMILE!
Use your manners at all times throughout the interview. You are interviewing for a nanny position, therefore parents look at you as a potential role model for their children.
Your appearance should be clean, smart and professional. Have your hair clean and pulled back off your face. Make sure your nails are short and without bright nail polish. If you have piercings, take them out, and if you have tattoos, make sure they are not visible. Keep in mind also that you may also be meeting the children, therefore make sure what you are wearing is also comfortable and child-friendly.
If the children are there, do not ignore them. Make eye contact and ask simple questions such as their name and age. Showing your love for children and a desire to build a relationship is what parents want to see when interviewing for a new nanny
You should know as much as possible about the position that you are going for. Asking questions about the nanny job shows that you are keen and interested. Below is a list of topics that you should cover:
Below is a list of frequently asked questions in nanny interviews. Be prepared to answer these in detail:
Always give feedback to the agency after an interview with a family. We are here to help you, give you advice, and find a compromise between you and the family.