It is not easy to find a good home based care provider and if parents decide on a help then it is because the person meets most of the requirements that they are looking for. Choosing a right nanny can be difficult but with the right questions you can differentiate between right and wrong. Interviews play a vital part in the hiring process, because you are able to fill in additional information on your candidate, and ask question which will reveal how they would care for your children and fit in with the household chores.
When conducting an interview with a potential nanny this are the top questions they should be able to answer comfortably:
1) Why do you want this position?
2) Why did you choose nannying career?
3) How long have you been a nanny?
4) What do you think are the qualities needed to be a good nanny?
5) How would you plan your typical day?
6) How would you handle an emergency situation?
7) What is your past childcare experience?
8) How would you occupy children during the day?
9) If I’m working in the house, will you be able to keep my child happily occupied without involving me?
10) What do you like to do during your free time?
11) What are your salary expectations?
12) How good is your time keeping?
13) Do you have first aid training?
14) Do you have a criminal record?
15) What would you do if my child hit another child?
16) What were the pros and cons to caring for different numbers of children?
Remember to listen carefully to their answers and also ask follow up questions. This will help you determine how and who you pick. Your observations matter a great deal when you finally make your choice. Leaving your children in the care of another person is difficult but knowing as much as you can about your caregiver helps you ease abit and reassures you your kids are in safe hands and you made the right choice.