Teacher Screening Process

Proper screening of applicants is key to successful placement and a successful contract. Totalnannies.com uses a multi-tiered screening process to ascertain an applicant's appropriateness for a teaching contract.

The Interview

Totalnannies.com maintains a large network of correspondents worldwide. We have central offices in London with highly qualified staff who have a vast experience in this field and correspondents in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, other parts of the UK, South Africa, Ireland, USA and other countries. All candidates are interviewed, selected and screened personally very thoroughly. Candidates who do not deem fit do not pass the interview.

All correspondents are under contract to totalnannies.com

Correspondents receive an information pack which outlines the requirements of our teaching program.

The Application

Applicants complete a very detailed application detailing occupational history, child care experience, educational achievements, interests and hobbies and other personal information.

Applicants provide at least two teaching related written references. References are verified by telephone by correspondents or our central London office.
Applicants are required to submit a medical certificate and police check. 

The Interview and Acceptance of Applications

All applicants who meet our teaching requirements are interviewed by one of totalnannies.com's correspondents or our central London office. During the interview correspondents assess the suitability of the candidate for our teaching program.

Correspondents verify the English accent and teaching qualfications and teaching experience of each applicant. Applicants that do not pass the interview are rejected. Correspondents may reject an applicant upon a variety of factors.

Totalnannies.com's Central Screening Process

All completed applications are reviewed again by totalnannies.com's staff before candidates are accepted on our teaching program. Our central office may telephone a correspondent or applicant directly to gain additional information or clarification of information previously provided. Applications may be rejected at this stage of the process.

Applicants are selected for consideration by schools based upon criteria outlined by the school in their application. Schools will receive files of suitable candidates composed of curriculum, references, photos, medical certificate, police check, interview report and relevant diplomas and certificates. Files of candidates with the requirements requested are presented to schools for consideration who then choose from various candidates.

Applicants will receive full details of suitable teaching positions based on criteria set out on the applicant's application form. A very detailed job description is compiled for every school. In the description all details of the position are laid out, conditions, salary, ages of children to be taught, class sizes, teaching method, duties, time off, accommodation, location etc.

Once a school confirms the acceptance of a candidate and the candidate also accepts, the candidate books their flight to take up his/her teaching position.