Power GIF by Libby Vanderploeg
My favourite interview question is:
Here’s a collection of the best responses so far. I think we can learn quite a bit from these ladies…
Open communication, a clear understanding of each other’s expectations. A sense of humour.
The parents and the nanny need to share a mutual understanding and philosophy when it comes to childcare.
Instinct, sharing the same values & ideas, flexibility, communication.
Open communication is always a good thing. Clear expectations, flexibility and a grounded relationship.
Honesty and communication are absolutely vital. Keeping the whole atmosphere positive and ensuring everyone is involved.
Communication. Being on the same page as the parents and maintaining consistency.
Similar interests, lifestyle and child-raising values. Looking back on a previous role, I really didn’t click with the parents and I shouldn’t have taken the job because it’s not beneficial for either party. So that connection is really important.
Open and honest communication. Asking questions, raising issues. When I first started I was too scared to ask questions but it’s absolutely vital to be able to do this.
Mutual respect, absolute honesty, transparency, communication, interpersonal skills. Loyalty, reliability. Gut feeling. I love direction, and being given expectations from the start so I know I am doing what the parents want me to do.
Open communication and honesty. The parents and the nanny need to understand their roles. My first family loved that I’m a hard worker and I like to get things done. We also had a personality connection and the children respected me.
Communication, understanding, and trust. I have learned that I really need to communicate my needs from the very start.
Open communication. Talking things through as they arise. Not taking anything too seriously. Happy and positive approach from the nanny - the job is often tough, hard work, so it’s important to stay relaxed.
Good, honest communication. Compassion for each other. It’s not just a job; it’s a relationship.
A good relationship with both parents and children, direct communication, honesty, and transparency.