Childcare Aptitude Profile

Assesses whether a person has the necessary skills and traits to be a professional nanny.


Purpose: CHAP will assess whether a person has the necessary skills and traits to be a professional nanny.


  • Pre-employment
  • Professional development
  • Training Tool


  • Appreciation of Children
  • Nurturing
  • Imagination/Creativity
  • Play Skills
  • Educating
  • Integrity
  • Respect for Family Privacy
  • Energetic
  • Dependability
  • Safety Consciousness
  • Organization
  • Sound Judgment/Common
  • Sense
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Self-Control/Self-Monitoring
  • Empathy
  • Communication Skills
  • Helpfulness
  • Enthusiasm

No. of questions: 143
Question type: Self-assessment, situational, multiple choice
Estimated completion time: 45 minutes
Shorter versions of assessment: N/A
Recommended age level: 18+
Qualification Level: Class A
Compliance: standards; EEOC standards (age)
Validation Information:
Sample Size: 80
Cronbach’s Alpha: 0.94


Interview Questions: Available
Group Comparisons: Available

Report Includes:

  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • Graphs
  • Detailed narrative interpretation
  • Strengths and Limitations
  • Caregiver Style (based on parenting theories)
  • Advice
  • Impression Management

Factors and Scales:

Overall Score plus 5 factors, divided into 18 scales:

  • Childcare Value System: Assesses values that are important and relevant to childcare.
  • Work Ethic: Degree to which a person behaves in a responsible and productive manner.
  • Diligence: Degree to which a person is willing to work hard, efficiently, and carefully.
  • Mental Strength: Ability to deal with the difficulties of childcare.
  • People Skills: Assesses whether a person interacts productively and appropriately.

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