Interviewing a nanny or aupair

Find a quiet time when you can interview, nannies accept that it is very common for interviews to be held in the evenings or weekends and therefore are quite comfortable in doing so.

Make sure you have read the CV we have sent you so you can ask added questions and talk more in depth about their career to date. Use it as a guideline throughout the interview.

Ideally when interviewing leave at least an hour between interviews.

Always keep a note of likes or dislikes about each candidate as it will be useful when comparing them and may help to make your final decision.

If you are offering a live in position be sure to show the candidate the accommodation and make it clear if they are responsible for any bills. Also make it clear to the candidate on how you feel about friends/boyfriends visiting.

Questions that will help you in the interview

Discuss the previous and present employment’s
What did their duties involve?
How many and the ages of the children they have looked after?
What activities they did with the children?
How long they were with their family and why did they leave?
Were they happy there?
What qualifications they have got?
What they like to do in the private time?
Why did they choose a career in childcare?
Are they looking for a long-term position?
How does he/she feel about discipline?
What activities would he/she do with the children?
Where does he/she want her career to take her?
Has he/she any holidays booked?
What are his/her weak and strong points?
Discuss the position, what’s involved and what your expectations are.
Talk about the salary, what you are looking to pay and what the candidates are looking for.
Talk about holidays, how many days a year and if you have any booked.

PLEASE REMEMBER THE FIRST MEETING IS AN INITIAL INTRODUCTION AND WE RECOMMEND AT LEAST A SECOND INTERVIEW INVOLVING THE CHILDREN BEFORE MAKING ANY DECISIONS.

INTERVIEWING GUIDELINES

Find a quiet time when you can interview, nannies accept that it is very common for interviews to be held in the evenings or weekends and therefore are quite comfortable in doing so.
Make sure you have read the CV we have sent you so you can ask added questions and talk more in depth about their career to date.
Use it as a guideline throughout the interview.
Ideally when interviewing leave at least an hour between interviews

Always keep a note of likes or dislikes about each candidate as it will be useful when comparing them and may help to make your final decision.
If you are offering a live in position be sure to show the candidate the accommodation and make it clear if they are responsible for any bills. Also make it clear to the candidate on how you feel about friends/boyfriends visiting.