You select different options to choose few of good candidates among applicants and conduct the interview to select the best one. But sometimes, you may not know how to conduct an interview and what to ask. So, these are few tips which will be useful to conduct an effective interview for nanny.
Conduct at least two interviews: Sometime, you may like a candidate and you may want to appoint her in first interview. But, there is a problem that you can not know all the information about her in one hour or two hours in first interview. And you can not convey the all the information about your needs, compensation and schedule etc. So, it is better to set up one more interview to hire nanny whom you like. You can find out the details about her philosophy, behavior and how she can handle the work etc.
Assess your needs honestly: First you need to assess about your needs, means which type of nanny you want. Suppose you want a parenting partner, a fun playmate for your kids, a disciplinarian or some one who is highly educated, some one who is athletic, etc should be chosen. So, you need to find out which type of nanny you want.
Take enough time: You should take enough time to search a perfect nanny. If want to finish the process early then you may not get right nanny. It may take time to meet them and to conduct the interview and to know the information about them. So, it is better to take adequate time to choose the best nanny.
Listen, talk and observe: You should ask some questions about her family background, past experience, qualifications, etc., and give a chance to the candidate to speak. You can get more information about her by giving a chance to her to speak. Generally, professional nanny may not feel embraced to answer a lot questions. You should observe her interact while she is speaking.
If you follow these tips you can conduct an affective interview to choose a best nanny to take care of your children.