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What to Know About a New Nanny – Top Interview Topics

Hiring a nanny can be a stressful process, especially when it comes to handpicking who to hire. All parents fear they will make an incorrect choice, and only have themselves to blame. 

Sticking to some of the following essential nanny questions, as recommended by childcare professionals, will help make the interview process run smoothly. You can also hire a nanny for your kids at

Begin by deciding how to find your new nanny. Some families find it easiest to work with an agency. Others may find it better to take out an ad on their own. However, you decide to do it, first be prepared with a clear idea of what you're looking for. When will the position start? What role will the nanny fill: educator, caretaker, housekeeper, all of the above? How much can you afford in nanny salary?

What kind of experience and training do you want the nanny to have? How much is personality a factor? Knowing what you are looking for will help you ask your nanny questions that are productive right from the first phone interview.

The first step in an interview will likely always be conducted over the phone. During the phone interview, it is important to get X factor questions out of the way. For example, if you need to get to work by 9 and the nanny cannot be over until after putting her own kids on the bus in the morning, it may be an automatic red flag that there will be frequent scheduling conflicts.