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Nanny Interview Tips

Here are some helpful hints and tips to help you prepare for your nanny job interview.

  • Always obtain clear instructions regarding the location of the house, with the exact address and telephone number of the family you are visiting. If you become lost or delayed, ring to let the family know
  • Have all your relevant documents with you, in a smart folder or file. The parents will have received your CV that Happy Feet have prepared. If you have a portfolio of your own documents, we would advise that you take it along with your certificates, written references etc.
  • Introduce yourself with a friendly smile. First impressions really do count
  • Talk about what you enjoy most/least about being a nanny
  • Talk about the suitable developmental, educational, social and play activities for the children you would carry out
  • If the children are present in the interview, make sure you address them very quickly, introduce yourself and ask them about themselves
  • Dress neatly and conservatively
  • Remember just to be yourself!

Questions you could ask the family

  • How much housework does the job include?
  • Will I be able to use the family car?
  • Will I be able to use the home telephone?
  • What are the family's house rules e.g. on television, outings, junk food etc.?
  • What are the family's views on discipline, routine and so on?
  • What do they like to do as a family?
  • What activities do the children enjoy the most?
  • Will there be any extra baby-sitting required and will this be paid for?
  • Do any of the children have any special dietary requirements or allergies that I would need to be aware of?

If it’s a live-in position additional questions you can ask

  • What accommodation will I be given?
  • Can my friends, male or female come and visit me?




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