The Face to face interview
NannyBabysitter.co.uk has recommends that interviews should take place whenever possible in your family home. There is no necessity for your children to be present at this stage to give you uninterrupted time to ask questions to gage whether this person meets your needs, and to not have your judgment clouded at this point. Take note as to whether your nanny is punctual and if late whether she called to notify you. Also make sure that the nanny brought all the documentation you asked f or.
This interview is to see whether there is a rapport with this candidate and whether she can meet the practical demands of the job. Tailor your questions to find out specifically if the nanny can carry out the chores you require and ask for evidence of her organizational skills and experience in coping with challenging situations.
Always go with your gut so even f a nanny has all the right responses to your questions it is important to ask yourself:
Is this someone you could trust to be alone with your children? Do you see this person fitting in with your home/ lifestyle?Does this person seem caring, passionate and reliable?
It is important that you follow your instincts at all times in the hiring process.