What is one of your favorite aspects of caring for children?
What is your least favorite part of caring for children?
Please describe a situation in which you had to discipline a child and why?
- The answer to this question could give you insight on the candidate's potential limitations.)
In addition to conducting an in-depth interview, contact at least three professional references as well as three personal references. If you have chosen to use a nanny agency to help you find potential candidates, they should conduct a complete background check that includes the references checks, but you should also speak to them yourself. If you are not using a nanny agency, strongly consider running a background check on your own. Companies are available online and can run anything from a driving record to a credit check, but do your research and feel free to contact them for any additional questions you may have.
Once you've 'interviewed all of your candidates and completed all reference and background checks, take the time to go back over your notes and decide on the best match for your family.