Once you've shortlisted some candidates, it's time to start meeting some nannies. Depending on your timeline, you may choose to run screening interviews over the phone or at a cafe. When you've narrowed it down to a few candidates, you'll meet them in your home with your family.
Keep in mind that an experienced nanny will likely meet with multiple families, so it's a good idea to have more than one option and to use the time to sense what it might be like to work together.
Some helpful questions include:
* What do you enjoy most about working with children?
* What are you looking for in your next family?
* Do you have a routine that you like work to?
* What are your favourite things to do with this age group?
* Tell me about your last nanny job. What were the positives? Were there any difficulties? How did you work through these?
* What have you learned from your work with families?
* What do you consider to be your strengths?
* What are your plans for the next year or so?
* What is your childcare philosophy?
* Where do you draw inspiration from?
* Do you work with other families? If so, when?
* When are you available to work with us?
* Do you have any changes to availability coming up?
* Do you have any questions for us?