If you’re reading this then you’ve decided that an extra pair of hands around the house will make life easier, particularly when juggling your career, taking care of your children and your social life. You will have been through a variety of options, and you’ve decided that hiring a European Nanny is the ideal option for you. We’re pleased to say that you have made an excellent decision, and that when approached with careful consideration, you can find the perfect fit for your family.

If you have decided to hire a European nanny through SAVOIR VIVRE, here’s how it will work. First of all, we will send you a number of shortlisted candidates CV’s for your perusal. Following that you can begin the interview process. Once you are happy with your decision your nanny can start working with your family at your earliest convenience. We also provide 3 months warranty and can find a replacement, for free if the fit isn’t right.

In this article we are going to explore the various questions that you should ask when interviewing for the role of your European nanny in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. These should help to prepare you for the procedure so that you can make a well-informed decision, so that you won’t have to go through the screening process all over again.

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Background & Experience

  • What is it that motivates them to do what they do? Try to find out how, why and when they became a nanny to find the right match for you.
  • What is there background? It’s important to get a feel for what kind of environments they have worked in, what experience they have and how that can translate when working with your children.


  • Things like having a certification in first aid and a full clean driving licence are a must, anything beyond that is a bonus.
  • Even better if they have any skills that you would like your children to learn, for example, do they play a particular instrument? Or are they proficient in art or writing poetry?

The way that they work

  • Ask about any previous positions where they may have had a negative relationship with a member of the household staff, and how they handled the situation.
  • Any past emergencies they have been involved in and what did they do to maintain the children under their protections’ safety.
  • How well do they work under pressure?
  • What will they do when it comes to encouraging physical and creative activities with your children?
  • How would they handle rude children and maintain a position of authority?
  • How flexible are they willing to be when it comes to the scope of their duties, or does it stop at childcare?

Get to know them

  • What would their last employer say about them? Ask them to define their best and worst characteristics.
  • What will previous children they have worked with remember about them the most?
  • How would their friends and family describe them in one sentence?
  • What was their childhood like? What do they feel is important for a child’s development?
  • What can they bring to the table? What is it about them that their children will benefit from the most?


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All in all, the best thing that you can do is go with your gut. You will know almost instantaneously when the right person walks through the door. That being said, interview everyone that you plan to interview and let them all know that they are in competition with other people. You will be able to get a sense of them under pressure and how confident they feel about being the right person for the job.