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Interview Tips

Attending an interview can be an anxious time for the family as well as the nanny. It is also important to remember that the interview is a two way process and to make as much preparation beforehand to ensure a successful meeting.

It is important to make the right impression from the outset.

Here are a few tips that you may find helpful:

  • Dress smartly and appropriately.
  • Turn off your mobile phone.
  • Never speak badly of a former employer.
  • It is advisable you check your route before you leave home and research how long it may take, to save you arriving late and getting flustered.
  • Make sure you have a contact telephone number from the client in case of any delay.
  • Be prompt, it is recommended you arrive in the area at least 15 minutes before your interview time to get your bearings.
  • Ensure you have a folder with your documents to present to the client should it be required, containing copies of your up to date CV, references, qualification, certificate(s) relevant to childcare.
  • Be prepared to answer standard questions, such as why you are applying for the position? What do you most like about being a nanny? What food would you prepare for the children? How would you structure your day? Your strengths and weaknesses etc, so you can prepare beforehand.
  • If you do not understand a question, ask for clarification.
  • Prepare a list of questions that you would like to ask about the family and children, such as have they employed a nanny before? What is the children’s routine? What are their views on discipline? What are the house rules? When will they make a decision?
  • Interact with the children if they are around at the meeting.
  • On leaving, thank the family for their time.


Contact us today to discuss your childcare requirements
We look forward to being of assistance!



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