August 14, 2017
50 best questions to ask when interviewing your au pair or nanny
Check out our interview guide to help with your childcare search

Finding a great childcare provider takes time and effort. Even if you use a nanny service or an au pair agency like Cultural Care Au Pair—that recruits, interviews and carefully screens candidates before they are accepted onto the program—you should never skip the important step of personally interviewing candidates on your own to ensure the best match.

Our Au Pair-Nanny Interview Guide includes a comprehensive list of 50+ questions to ask once you’ve identified your preferred applicants. We recommend reading through the list of questions first and identifying the ones that relate to your family. They include questions about:

  • An applicant’s general childcare experience
  • Her expectations with relation to your family’s needs
  • Her personality, maturity level and interests
  • Specific ages and needs of your children (infant, toddler, school-aged child, special needs child)

Conducting a thorough, thoughtful interview with each of your prospective caregivers takes time but in the long run, this step is so important. We wish you luck using our Au Pair-Nanny Interview Guide to find an au pair or nanny who meets all of your criteria!


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