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Interview questions for nannies

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MsPea · 22/02/2007 21:01

Is there a thread about this (as opposed to quesrions for childminders) already? If not, does anyone have any suggestions? I'm looking for a nanny for dd1 at the moment...

Thank you.

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nannynick · 23/02/2007 09:23

A list from Eleusis, from back in March 06.
You will need to adapt them to fit your specific situation. Not sure if this is the latest list, or not... though expect Eleusis will respond at some point.

  1. Describe a typical day?s activities for you and toddler/baby?


  1. Describe a typical weekly meal plan for toddler/baby (include breakfast, lunch, dinner and any snacks you may offer them)?


  1. How would you describe your approach to discipline (as appropriate to a toddler/baby)?


  1. Do you have any degrees or diplomas in childhood education? Any degrees or diplomas in other subjects? If so, what subjects?


  1. Do you speak any languages besides English? Would you teach it to toddler/baby?


  1. What is the longest time you would be willing to stay?


  1. How many hours of television do you think a toddler/baby should watch each day?


  1. What kinds of television programs do you believe are acceptable for a toddler/baby?


  1. Why do you want to work in England?


10. If we travel as a family within the UK, would you want to join us? What about Europe? The United States?

11. Do you smoke? If so, how much?

12. Do you have any requests in terms of the accommodation we offer you?

13. Are you an au pair / nanny now? If not, why have you decided to become one?

14. What kinds of foods do you like to eat? (Please be specific and use as much space as you need.)

15. Do you drink alcohol? If so, how much?

16. How many hours do you want to work each week?

17. Describe your experience with babies/toddlers.

18. Would you be willing to provide overnight care of toddler/baby (in the unlikely event that both parents are required to travel for work during the week)?

19. Do you have a driver?s license? From what country? How long have you had it?

20. Do you own a car in the UK?

21. What do you like to do in your spare time?

22. Describe your personality?

23. What qualities make you well suited to be a nanny?

24. What is your worst habit?

25. Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? fiancé/fiancée? spouse? If so, where does he live?

26. Do you know anyone in England? Friends? Family?

27. Would you take care of toddler/baby if he/she was sick? (They do not get sick a lot, I only ask as a precaution)

28. Do you have a credit card? A UK bank account?

29. Do you play any sports? Which ones? How often?

30. Can you provide a reference from a previous au pair/nanny/nursery job? If so, please attach to this questionnaire and/or provide contact information of previous employer(s).

31. How many times have you been sick in the last year? What was the illness?

32. Do you have any children? If so, what ages? Where do they live?

33. What sorts of things would you include in each entry of the nanny diary? (If it is easier to attach a sample rather than descries it here, feel free to do so)

34. What is your view on discipline? Should a toddler/baby have a rigid set routine for meals, naps, play etc. which is strictly followed each day? Or should he/she be allowed to eat, sleep, play whenever and whatever he/she wants?

35. Do you wish to obtain any additional employment besides being our nanny?

36. For how long to you plan to pursue a career as a live-in nanny? What do you see yourself doing in 5 years time? In ten years time?

37. Are you available for a face-to-face interview in the United Kingdom? If so, when?

38. What is your salary expectation?

39. Are you in possession of a work visa for the United Kingdom? If so, what are the restrictions?
Eleusis · 23/02/2007 09:30
  1. Describe a typical day?s activities for you and toddler/baby?





  1. Describe a typical weekly meal plan for toddler/baby (include breakfast, lunch, dinner and any snacks you may offer them)?





  1. How would you describe your approach to discipline (as appropriate to a toddler/baby)?





  1. Do you have any degrees or diplomas in childhood education? Any degrees or diplomas in other subjects? If so, what subjects?





  1. Do you speak any languages besides English? Would you teach it to toddler/baby?





  1. What is the longest time you would be willing to stay?





  1. How many hours of television do you think a toddler/baby should watch each day?





  1. What kinds of television programs do you believe are acceptable for a toddler/baby?





  1. Why do you want to work in England?





10. If we travel as a family within the UK, would you want to join us? What about Europe? The United States?




11. Do you smoke? If so, how much?




12. Do you have any requests in terms of the accommodation we offer you?




13. Are you an au pair / nanny now? If not, why have you decided to become one?




14. What kinds of foods do you like to eat? (Please be specific and use as much space as you need.)











15. Do you drink alcohol? If so, how much?




16. How many hours do you want to work each week?




17. Describe your experience with babies/toddlers.




18. Would you be willing to provide overnight care of toddler/baby (in the unlikely event that both parents are required to travel for work during the week)?




19. Do you have a driver?s license? From what country? How long have you had it?




20. Do you own a car in the UK?




21. What do you like to do in your spare time?




22. Describe your personality?




23. What qualities make you well suited to be a nanny?




24. What is your worst habit?




25. Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend? fiancé/fiancée? spouse? If so, where does he live?




26. Do you know anyone in England? Friends? Family?




27. Would you take care of toddler/baby if he/she was sick? (They do not get sick a lot, I only ask as a precaution)




28. Do you have a credit card? A UK bank account?




29. Do you play any sports? Which ones? How often?




30. Can you provide a reference from a previous au pair/nanny/nursery job? If so, please attach to this questionnaire and/or provide contact information of previous employer(s).




31. How many times have you been sick in the last year? What was the illness?




32. Do you have any children? If so, what ages? Where do they live?





33. What sorts of things would you include in each entry of the nanny diary? (If it is easier to attach a sample rather than descries it here, feel free to do so)





34. What is your view on discipline? Should a toddler/baby have a rigid set routine for meals, naps, play etc. which is strictly followed each day? Or should he/she be allowed to eat, sleep, play whenever and whatever he/she wants?





35. Do you wish to obtain any additional employment besides being our nanny?




36. For how long to you plan to pursue a career as a live-in nanny? What do you see yourself doing in 5 years time? In ten years time?






37. Are you available for a face-to-face interview in the United Kingdom? If so, when?





38. What is your salary expectation?





39. Are you in possession of a work visa for the United Kingdom? If so, what are the restrictions?
Eleusis · 23/02/2007 09:33

Just realised Nick posted MY questions, withough the annoying sapce.

Sorry.

MsPea · 25/02/2007 19:39

Great- thanks! Really helpful.

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