There is a PLETHORA of questions you should ask a nanny during the interview process, but these are the top five questions that we feel are crucial when finding the right nanny for your family
Why did you choose to become a nanny?
This answer to this question can tell you how passionate the nanny is about her career choice. When we ask this question to prospective nannies for our agency, we watch for their faces to light up as they explain the exact moment as to why they became a nanny; whether it's because they started off as a babysitter when they were a teen, or because they found passion through it by working in a daycare.
Why did you leave your last job?
You want to know whether or not the nanny left their last job on bad terms or if it was an amicable parting of ways. You also want to know how long the nanny was at their last job; if a nanny job hops, then it could be worrisome.
What ages have you cared for?
You want to know the exact ages that the nanny has experience with. If you have an infant and the nanny only has experience with older children, then obviously it will not be a good fit.
How long have you been a nanny?
Knowing the nanny's experience in the industry is important, especially if you want to hire a career nanny. If a nanny has only had one year experience, then there might be some training and adjusting on your end.
What are you expectations from us?
It's incredibly important to know upfront what the nanny's expectations are in terms of pay, benefits, and bonuses. It's also important to know what the nanny looks for in a nanny position and in an employer.