Recommended Do’s and Dont’s
Below are some suggestions to hopefully help you have a better chance to get the job!
First impressions matter. Based on much family feedback, here are some of the reasons why a family didn’t consider the nanny:
The agency gives the family the resume you gave to us. But be prepared to bring your resume, letters of recommendation and any pictures of the children you cared for.
PREPARING YOURSELF FOR THE INTERVIEW
It is up to you to prepare for your family interview.
WHAT TO BRING TO THE INTERVIEW
If you have them, it’s a good idea to take a childcare resume, letters of recommendation or any childcare-related certifications that you would like for the family to see.
WHAT IS YOUR NANNY PLAN
Families want to know how you will help their child to achieve developmental milestones. What will be your daily, weekly, and monthly educational and socialization goals? Why does that make you the perfect hire?
Prepare to give examples of what development plans you will implement to address the child’s educational learning, socialization, and emotional development needs.
NO CELL PHONE SOUNDS
Turn your cell phone OFF, or leave it in the car.
DO NOT BE LATE
This is the very first impression the family has about you. It always impacts your chance of getting the job.
YOU ARE A NANNY – It’s a good idea to refer to yourself correctly as a “Nanny,” not a babysitter.
IT’S OKAY TO ASK QUESTIONS TOO
Bring 2-3 questions to the interview.
(Please note: sometimes a family will change some job duties as they go through the hiring process. Its important that the agency be notified of any changes to the schedule or job duties in this case).
Please call or text the agency after your interview. We want to know how it went! 561-923-0856.