Example of Questions to ask for verbal reference

When did your nanny (name) work with your family?

How was the experience with your nanny?

What was your nanny’s role?
Did you have any concerns?
What were her/his strengths?
What was her weakness?
Would you recommend her?
Any hesitations?

Always follow up at least two / three of the written references with verbal references. Preferably from the most recent employers.