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Dear parents, here you can find a lot of useful information about raising a bilingual child. We will help and guide you towards the right specialist who will be able to teach your child to speak like a native

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Interview with a candidate

SPECIALIST`S PERSONAL CHARACTERISTIC:

  • Ask the candidate about his own family, his childhood, his origin.
  • Reasons why the candidate decided to become a nanny?
  • In the candidates opinion, what qualities must a nanny have?
  • Are you a hardworking/organized/creative/flexible/ punctual/ person? Give some examples?
  • Do you like animals? Do you have some allergies or psychological troubles related with animals?
  • Are you vegetarian? Could you cook a  meal  with meat for children?
  • If you smoke, how often do you do this? Would you be able to abstain from your habit in host family, at your work, etc.?
  • Do you have communication and care experience with children? Have you ever worked as a nanny, a coordinator in a childrens summer camp, a nanny in a kindergarten or a nurse?
  • How  have you gained an understanding with children and observed their behavior?
  • In what kind of environment did you feel comfortable in a city/town, in a suburb, in the countryside? In what kind of location do you live now?
  • What are your household duties now? What household duties are you ready to complete (for example, to cook a simple meal, to clean up the house, to iron clothes, to take a child to school and from school, etc.)?
  • What are your hobbies? Do you like practicing sports, traveling, swimming, going to the beach, etc.?
  • Would you describe yourself as neat or an untidy person? Could you live in a family where  the house is often very untidy or very clean?
  • Do you have some health problems? What kind?

 

HEALTH AND SECURITY

  • Do you have any qualifications in First Aid giving?
  • What would  you do in following situations? (a child is choking /burned himself/ hit his head/ has a high temperature/ has cut himself )?
  • What would you do if caught in  a thunderstorm/a strong wind with a child near?
  • How would you ensure the childs security in a car, during  a walk, in places with household cleaning products and medicine?
  • Do you drive a car? Have you ever had an accident/breached the law.  If yes, tell us the details. (Check the driving license presence)
  • What would you do in case of an earthquake/a tsunami?

 

CHILDS DEVELOPMENT

  • With what would you occupy a child during the day?
  • What is your position about the discipline of a child?
  • In your opinion, what kind of activities and play do children like?
  • In your opinion how much time during a day can a child watch TV and use  the internet?
  • Do you think that the regime of a daily schedules are important for a child?
  • How should a child  take his meals and what grocery products must be in his daily ration?
  • What place does internet, books, television, sports, strolls and communication take in a childs development?
  • Do you like to cook and bake? What kind of cuisine/meals?
  • Do you have drama skills, if so how do you use them while communicating with a child?
  • Are you a sociable person?

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Tell about your latest/present work place, why have you left?
  • Regarding  your latest job, what did you like and what did you dislike?
  • What is your working with children experience and with what childrens ages?
  • Do you have work experience with /naughty/disobedient/spoilt children? Tell us about this?
  • Do you have a work experience in Russia/ UAE/   etc ?
  • Have you ever lived far apart from your own family?
  • Are you able to change your normal environment, leave your family, your friends and go to live for a year or more in another country?
  • Have you ever been abroad? If yes, in what countries and how long did you stay there?
  • What subjects have you studied at high school/at college? Do you have an experience of teaching English to children?
  • Please, elaborate on your latest work places.
  • What do you like the most about working with children?
  • Do you have recommendations from your previous job places? Do you mind if I call these people?

 

WORK CONDITIONS

  • When are you ready to take up your duties?
  • What salary do you expect and for what schedule?
  • Are you ready to stay with a child 24/7 for an additional payment?
  • What living conditions do you need?
  • How many days-off would you like to have?
  • How many times do you plan to fly home for holiday and who is supposed to pay the tickets? How many free tickets would you like to have with your contract?
  • Do you agree to work on public national holidays?
  • Do you have plans for your holidays?
  • Please, note exactly when youre ready to start working and if you have some planned events your host family should know about?

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