- How this works
- Our selection process
Our selection process
English or English-speaking nanny, bilingual baby-sitter : in order to provide you with a service of high quality, it's essential for us to start with a very thorough selection process of our employees. If you're looking for a babysitting job or a teaching job log on here to find out about our jobs in Paris and in France.
Recruiting process of our employees
We present you in all transparency each stage of our selection, which has been put together by experts in Human Ressources and which has been presented to the Direction du Travail and audited by its team in order to obtain the quality approval.
1. Recruiting new applicants : for the selection of our English nannies and bilingual baby-sitters, we pass on the information to the greatest number of candidates possible : in specialized forums, in the media, by creating partnerships with foreign universities (English and American)… In 2011 we have dealt with over 15 000 applications !
2. Pre-selection : Once the applicants have applied online and filled out the form, we call them up to verify certain criteria that determine our interest in meeting them for an interview :
- their hiring potential (at a legal level) : nationality, their visa status…)
- Their experience with children
- Their diplomas (specific to early childhood or not)
- Their availability
- Their motivation
We then meet them for an interview in our offices. Through the interview form, we test the following points :
- Their motivation to work with children / to work at Baby-speaking
- What they really like about working with children
- What is most important for them when they're in charge of children / the must-have essential aptitudes
- We spend time on each experience in order to thoroughly understand what they have really done ; we ask for references for each experience.
About the position
- We try to understand along with them why they have chosen to work through us and not directly with a family
- We try to find out what kind of relationship they want to build with the children they'll be in charge of
- We ask them to define their conception of a 'good authority figure'
- We go over various situations in order to test their reactions, their knowledge in everyday situations : Afterschool pick-up, games and conversation periods with the child, authority management …
4. References verification
If the candidate has passed that stage, we verify the references he/she has given us for his/her previous experiences.
5. Organisation of the encounter with the family.
Lastly the family gives the green light or not after the encounter with the candidate (95% of first encounters approved).
Recruiting your nanny for early childhood (- 3 y.o)
We have obtained the quality approval which permits us to present you with nannies in Paris to take care of your children under three years old.
However, this authorisation is local and concerns, for now, just Paris and the requirements linked to that approval are quite high : The applicants who have experience and/or the diplomas required are rare and we know how important it is for the families to find their nanny well in advance.
If you choose a "traditional" solution in French, think of us ! Your toddlers can still benefit from our services ! In the presence of the nanny or a parent, our employee can come play with your child at your home in the chosen language and at a very attractive price.
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