Questions to ask during a nanny interview

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Questions to ask during a nanny interview

Some important questions to ask your nanny during an interview include, asking them about their family and what that was like for them growing up. It's going to tell you about what they expect in a family, including yours. Secondly, it is really important to ask them what kind of activities that they like to do with children who are your children's age. For example, a 4 and a 6 year old. It's a rainy day, what are we going to do inside. After school, what kind of activities might you do? It's also important to ask your potential candidate about how they have handled emergencies in the past in families that they've worked with. Don't get scared if they have had emergencies because emergencies happen. What you are looking for here is that she has taken steps to lead to a safe result. She's contacted the parents or immediately took the child to the pediatrician or the emergency room. Those steps are what you are looking to hear.

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Lindsay Heller, PsyD

Psychologist, The Nanny Doctor

Lindsay, known as The Nanny Doctor, has been working with families and their nannies for more than a decade. In addition to being a licensed clinical psychologist, Lindsay was a well-respected nanny for over 10 years in both the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Now, through her nanny consulting services, Lindsay works in conjunction with families and their agencies to provide a unique specialized service to help each family in finding the best possible match for their family. She aids, not only in the interview and hiring process, but also with the important transition of introducing a new person into the household. She stands firmly beside each of her clients throughout their journey and custom tailors a plan of action for each individual family. No nanny issue is too big or small! Her team is excited to be working with her and are happy to offer every family they work with a complimentary hour of her services!


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