Interviewing the Children
As a Nanny, it is important that you keep up to date with the growing interests of the children you care for.
When interviewing with a family, if the children are present during the interview, it can be an ideal opportunity for you to ask the children some questions about themselves and get to know them.
Questions you can ask
Here are a few ideal questions to ask the children during the interview:
- How old are you?
- What’s your favourite colour?
- Who is your best friend?
- Favourite toy?
- What is something you are good at?
- What do you want to do when you grow up?
These questions can also prompt further discussion or lead into a conversation with the child. This is great as it starts to establish a bond between yourself and the child. We know kids, as soon as you get them talking they probably won’t stop!
Remain and respond, POSITIVE
When you ask questions to the child, it is important that you get down to their level and show them how interested you are ensure your answers are in a positive manner. This is great interaction for parents to see that you are genuinely interested in their child and getting to know them, and they can see how the child engages with you.
During the Interview
During the interview with the parents, remember to ask questions about their children and their interests, developmental stages and goals they would like them to achieve. It is incredibly important to work with the parents and implement their parenting styles whilst you are caring for their children.
To go into the interview relaxed and SMILE!