Nanny Interview Questions

This nanny job interview questions and answers example will help you to prepare your answer for common expected career questions. View our simple interview questions example for nanny.

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Listed below expected questions that most HR interviewers ask their applicants about, you'll find our recommended answer for each based on 'nanny' career.

Interview Question #1:

What are the main job duties and responsibilities of "nanny" employee?


Nanny responsibilities are to assign appropriate chores and praise targeted behaviors to encourage development of self-control, self-confidence, and responsibility; help prepare and serve nutritionally balanced meals and snacks for children; instruct and assist children in the development of health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet behavior; instruct children in safe behavior, such as seeking adult assistance when crossing the street and avoiding contact or play with unsafe objects; meet regularly with parents to discuss children's activities and development; model appropriate social behaviors and encourage concern for others to cultivate development of interpersonal relationships and communication skills; observe children's behavior for irregularities, take temperature, transport children to doctor, or administer medications, as directed, to maintain children's health; organize and conduct age-appropriate recreational activities, such as games, arts and crafts, sports, walks, and play dates; perform first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (cpr) when required; regulate children's rest periods and nap schedules; remove hazards and develop appropriate boundaries and rules to create a safe environment for children; teach and perform age-appropriate activities, such as lap play, reading, and arts and crafts to encourage intellectual development of children; transport children to schools, social outings, and medical appointments; work with parents to develop and implement discipline programs to promote desirable child behavior; help develop or monitor family schedule; keep records of play, meal schedules, and bill payment; perform housekeeping and cleaning duties related to children's care; supervise and assist with homework.

Interview Question #2:

What are the skills required from nanny employee in order to success in his work?


Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do, Talking to others to convey information effectively, Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times, Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one, Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Interview Question #3:

Describe the abilities you have in order to work with us as nanny?


I have the ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand, tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem, listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences, apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense, combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Interview Question #4:

What are the knowledge elements you obtained from your education, training and work experience would support your nanny career?


The knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar, human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders, principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects, the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures, principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Interview Question #5:

How would you describe (nanny or your) needed work style?


My work style matching exactlty what cashier job requires by: being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations, being honest and ethical, maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations, being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job, developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

Other nanny interview questions to expect:

Tell about yourself and why you think you are successful nanny?

Why do you like to work as nanny?

What could you do not like to work as nanny?

What are your future steps after experience you'll gain from your nanny job?

As nanny, what training courses or extra education that you think will improve your work performance?

What salary do you expect you'll get from being nanny employee?

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