Prepare for your interview by writing down a list of questions about the role and show that you are interested and enthusiastic. During an interview you will be asked an assortment of questions, so it’s a good idea to have a think about possible answers beforehand.
The following are a few examples of questions many parents ask during interviews:
- What do you like about being a nanny?
- What sort of role are you after long-term?
- Can you give me an example of a problem or emergency in a previous role, and how you handled it?
- What do you think would be the best way to handle my child if they had a tantrum in the park?
- Why did you leave your last position?
- Can you describe your experience with looking after children?
Remember, the people interviewing you for a nanny job are doing so because they want to get to know you. Always be friendly and polite, and a follow up call or email is always a good idea.