10 Most Important Interview Questions To Ask A British Nanny

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Published on October 28, 2016

More and more families nowadays, both British and non-British, are looking at hiring British nannies. Their British passport makes travel easy, they have a neutral English accent and speak the Queen’s English, and they’ve studied in the UK and know the school curriculum very well. Why is a British Nanny in demand? Click To Tweet If you’re planning to hire a British nanny it’s important you make sure they meet the high standards you require. Our professional recruiters put together this interview guide with the most important interview questions to ask a British Nanny. To help you get started!

So what are the 10 most important interview questions to ask a British nanny?

1 – Passport

Do check that their passport is valid if you need them to travel with you and your children.

2 – Accent

If a neutral accent is important to you, then you will obviously get an understanding of the accent as soon as you have a phone/ Skype conversation or meet the nanny.

3 – School curriculum

If this is your main criteria, then make sure that the nanny has studied in the UK and knows very well the curriculum so she can help the children with homework, exams, etc.

4 – Driving

Check to make sure the nanny has a full UK driving license and is a confident driver.

5 – DBS

Always make sure that the nanny you hire has a valid DBS, as you want your children to be safe. More about DBS checks.

6 – First Aid

You want your nanny to know how to react in case of an emergency so make sure she has a valid certificate and ask her about her experience. Presenting a specific theoretical situation is a good way to get insight on how she would react.

7 – References

We advise you to check at least 3 references. Make sure the references can confirm the nanny is responsible, hard-working, always on time. That she loves working with kids! And there is nothing negative about her which will put your children in danger.

8 – Working days and hours

Be clear from the beginning about the days and hours needed, so you can avoid problems later on.

9 – Holiday

Discuss the holiday allowance and when she can and cannot take holidays (for example she can have Christmas off but she needs to work during the Easter holiday, summer holiday, etc.)

10 – Pay

Make sure it’s all clear from the beginning the amount that you pay her and she understands the difference between gross and net pay.

What questions are you planning to ask your candidates? Let us know in the comments section below, or head over to our Ask A Recruiter forum to submit your question to one of our professional nanny recruiters.

How Polo & Tweed Can Help

At Polo and Tweed, we understand how important it is to find the right British nanny for you, your child/ children and the whole family. So if you are looking for an amazing one. Then please do not hesitate to contact us today. We will do all the work for you! So you can enjoy happy moments with your family, get on with your business whilst we find the best British nanny for you.


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