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Nanny Interview Questions

17 Nanny Interview Questions
Question 1 of 17
Describe what a typical day would be for my child?
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How do you guide children.
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What television shows do you feel are appropriate for this age child.
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A typical day would have to be playing outside in the sandpit or playing on the playground that it is safe and at the right level for the child.
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Describe your child care experience.
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Wake up in the give breakfast that depending on the age of child give a bath.
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I think you have to base the day's activities on how the child is feeling on that particular day. Children have a tendency to have up and down mood swings. Also, you have to mix up the activities you do with the child because children get bored easily. I don't follow a set schedule. Some of the things I would do on any given day may include reading, arts and crafts, cooking or baking, playing outside, or going to the park. It just depends. Of cou.
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I think you have to base the day's activities on how the child is feeling on that particular day. Children have a tendency to have up and down mood swings. Also, you have to mix up the activities you do with the child because children get bored easily. I don't follow a set schedule. Some of the things I would do on any given day may include reading, arts and crafts, cooking or baking, playing outside, or going to the park. It just depends. Of course every day would include feeding the child, playing with the child, and cleaning the child and house when needed.
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Question 2 of 17
Describe ways you can turn everyday household activities into learning opportunities for children?
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I believe that the most useful way to help young children develop is to continuously be communicating with the child. You should describe every activity that you are doing with the child. This helps the child understand what is happening and improves their vocabulary. As the child gets older, it should become more of a conversation, with you asking the child to answer questions about the various activities.
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Puzzle can build children mimd and they will know how to solve a problem.
Question 3 of 17
What methods do you use to encourage positive behavior?
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Rewarding them with praise a.
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What methods do you use to guide children.
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Being nice to children is one ways of encouraging positive behavior.Children are observant and they can easily adopt the environment. As a care provider you need to be a role model and show them the best that they can be.
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What appeals to you about taking care of children?
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If children behaviour in class give them a price.
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The methods I would use to encourage positive behaviour would have to be good job, well done, thats a boy or girl.
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Being nice to children is one ways of encouraging positive behavior.Children are observant and they can easily adopt the environment. As a care provider you need to be a role model and show them the best that they can be.
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I think children learn a lot by observing. By showing them respect and how to respect others, they will learn to be polite and to always use their manners. By reading with them or participating in arts and crafts, they gain knowledge and an understanding that these types of activities are more productive than simply sitting around watching television. Whatever personality traits you show them on a daily basis is what they will eventually adopt in their own lives, so I feel if I'm always a positive role model, that will naturally reflect on them.
Question 4 of 17
How will you give individual attention to each child?
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Have one child work on on activity while handling the other child yet always paying attention to both.
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Children need especial attention according to their ages. Young ones needs more attention than the old one. First is the young one can not do simple work such as bathing so she needs your help. While adult can do it alone.
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Buy attending each children tell them you are doing a good work.
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To play him/her to feed him.
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With multiple children, it is always difficult to give individual attention to one without feeling as though the others are being neglected. That said, I believe the best way to give any child individual attention is to be a good listener and always be attentive when any individual child has something to say. It is important to listen to a child with great attentiveness to demonstrate that you care about them and what they have to say.
Question 5 of 17
What television shows do you feel are appropriate for children of ages 3-5?
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Brain stimulating shows.... Nick jr.
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I feel that sometimes, it is okay for small children to watch cartoons because I know it appeals to them and sometimes they don't want to always be up and running around. Some programs that are tailored to children viewers actually do focus on learning. However, I tend to shy away from television altogether just because there are so many other activities you can participate in with them that they can actually get something out of.
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About Nanny

August 18th, 2017

A nanny, otherwise known as a child care provider, provides care for a child (or children) when the child's caregivers aren't available. A nanny's responsibilities range from the domestic (e.g. feeding, clothing, and bathing a child) to academic or recreational (e.g. helping with homework, amusing the child, etc.). A nanny will typically work in the home of the child and may be expected to accompany the child to and from activities outside the household, including visits to parks and museums, and transportation to and from school. As such, a nanny's working hours can include mornings, afternoons, and evenings. The demands will vary by each employer. Nannies can also provide service in their own home or in child care centers. Education requirements vary.

Vacancies for nannies can be found through local classifieds, online job boards that have a strong community presence, amongst other channels. The person conducting the interview will depend on who is hiring. In families, it's typical for the parents to conduct the interview. For child care centers, a supervisor or stakeholder in the daily operations will conduct the interview. Regardless of who it is, key areas of concern include: honesty and integrity, child safety, criminal record, past work experience, personal references, and personality. You'll be expected to be effective at safely interacting with children and to be extremely trustworthy. Patience, compassion, and good parenting skills are valuable traits to have.

To prepare for the interview, think about a wide range of personalities that you've dealt with in the past. This will enable you to adapt to the children's personalities once you meet them or get to know about them through the parents. Or in the case of a child care center, you'll be able to demonstrate that you can handle all the different children that they serve. Think about specific techniques you have used to manage the behavior of children and define them in a step-by-step manner. Be prepared with examples that demonstrate your patience and parenting skills. Give the interviewer confidence in you by showing that you are adaptable and listen carefully to their needs and values.