Recruitment Process

Our aim is to ensure that candidates provided by Nanny Plus have been vetted to the highest possible standards.

In order to achieve this, as an agency we guarantee that each candidate will have undergone a thorough personal and biographical interview, by an experienced interviewer.

The interview process consists of:

  • Completing a detailed application form prior to interview (you will be surprised how many candidates drop out at this stage).
  • Examples of activities, and weekly menu planning.
  • Discussing with the candidate, their background and personal circumstances.
  • Ascertaining a candidates level of childcare development and experience.
  • Competency based interview
  • Finding out what motivates a candidate.
  • Checking and verifying all original documentation.
  • Discussing gaps in employment history.
  • Listening to how candidates speak and talk about their employers.
  • Discovering what makes them in their view, better than other candidates.
  • Providing advice on DBS checks.
  • Providing advice on how best to present their experience.
  • Ascertaining the candidates first aid knowledge.
  • Counselling and advising on next stages in a candidate's career development, which can include going back to college!

Photo of young girlReference checking is the backbone of our process, it is extremely important to us that we personally speak to a minimum of 2 referees covering at least the last three years of work history - as a minimum we will take up all necessary references to cover this period.

Your needs

Having ascertained your requirements, the real test comes in transposing this into reality and providing you with a shortlist of suitable candidates for you to interview. Once we have achieved this, you have the opportunity to meet the candidates, typically this takes place in your home setting.

The attached guide has been designed to assist you to structure the nanny interview and enable you to compare and contrast the candidates. View Family Interview Guide.

How can we help?

We are the leading North-west childcare and nanny agency covering the whole of the North-west region including Cheshire, Lancashire, Merseyside, Wirral and Greater Manchester. Choosing the right nanny to care for your children is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. At Nannyplus we will work closely with you to ensure you are confident you have made the right decision. Find out more...

Family Interviewing Guide

The interview is a two way process where you and the prospective Nanny can exchange information and most importantly, find out if you get along and whether you could work together. Your first impressions are very important so don't ignore your instincts or your children's reactions towards the prospective Nanny. Find out more...

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