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We know that hiring a nanny can be complicated and fraught with difficulties. Choosing someone to look after the most treasured of people, your children, is very important to parents, so we’ve laid out a process that is clear and simple. Following all the stages in this process carefully can help prevent many problems and misunderstandings down the road. With the right candidate, you and your family will spend less time stating the obvious to your nanny and spend more time enjoying the benefits of having.  
Clarifying your needs
Find a Nanny
Phone Interview
Check References
Personal Interview
Working interview
Work agreement
Criminal Record Check
Nanny Share
Foreign Live in Nannies
Nanny Tax and Payroll Services


Working interview
The purpose of the next face-to-face meeting is to watch how candidate behaves with your family. Set a convenient time when you will be at home together with your loved ones, and again notice whether or not you can rely on the applicant to arrive on time.

During the first part of the meeting, let the candidate watch you as you interact with your family, observing the dynamic, where things are located, and the overall rhythm of the household.

Then ask the candidate to take over, while you stay to help and watch the way they behave to each other. Check the chemistry between the carer and your family, reactions to everyday situations, and try to ask yourself the important questions: Can you leave this person alone with your baby or children? Can she do it? Will it work? Is she active or passive? Watch carefully on all levels: emotional and practical, until you are satisfied you have seen everything you need.

Always remember that your presence will have an impact, both on the carer and on your family. So after a while, avoid watching overtly, help your candidate feel at ease, and this will help you get a much clearer picture of her suitability.

When the meeting is over, pay her for her time and say that you’ll be in touch.
Check References
If you haven’t already contacted the references, use the candidate’s profile on to get the contact details of all the references and call. For more information, see the “check references” section above.