Butterfly Nannies Recruitment Process

Our aim is to ensure that nannies and babysitters provided by Butterfly Nannies have been vetted to the highest possible standards.

In order to achieve this, as a Nanny, Childcare, Babysitting 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
  • 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
  • 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 CRB 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!

Reference 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.




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