Interviewing for child care jobs
What questions should you ask your nanny or babysitter during your phone screening or in-person interview? Our insiders and real moms give you advice on the right questions to get the answers that will help you make a decision.
For those of you who are like me, being flexible and easy-going can sometimes put us in a bit of a troubling situation. From experience, I've learned to spot red flags that could save you from working with flakey parents! Here is a small list of not-so-great behaviors that... more
The goal of your resume is to make it easier for parents to hire you. No matter how many times you babysat in the past, your resume is often the first thing that prospective employers will see when deciding whether to hire you for their babysitting job. This is your opportunity to highlight the... more
I am a college student home for the summer and I work as a nanny for two children, ages 4 and 5. I nannied last summer and have babysat since I was 12 or 13, and was used to working 9-5 pm. With this job, I am expected to work 8-6... more
I'm looking for advice on hiring a tutor to help boost my kindergartner's reading skills. I know I want them to be fun, engaging and have early childhood education experience, but what kind of situational questions should I ask? What unspoken qualities should I look for?
If you’re starting a new job at a day care, you’re probably wondering, “How can I make the most of this opportunity?” For starters, having a good relationship with your employer is critical to your success — and there are many steps you can take to foster that. If... more
If you’re applying for day care positions, listen up: “As child care educators, we want the most intelligent, organized and professional people we can find,” says Angela Wolfe, owner of Children’s Lighthouse of Little Elm, Texas. “A good resume shows us those people will be in for the long... more
No matter whether you're a seasoned nanny, a veteran mother's helper or a babysitter who's just starting out, parents will have a lot of questions when you apply for a job caring for their children. And, as with any other type of job interview, you want to make... more
One of the most important parts of hiring a new babysitter is getting the chance to interview them about their qualifications. The word “interview” might sound intimidating to some people, but in reality, the interview is your chance to get to know a potential sitter on a deeper level —... more