Top 25 Child Care Interview Questions and Answers

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1. Describe ways you can turn everyday household activities into learning opportunities for children?
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Involving children in choirs promote independance.
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2. What do you like to do in your free time?
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I like to go to the gym, go to the cinema walk my dog.
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3. Verify current CPR and child first aid certifications?
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4. Are you willing to supervise friends of our child who are invited to our home while you are in charge?
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5. What television shows do you feel are appropriate for children of ages 3-5?
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I would rather choose educational shows for them to learn at a very early age.
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Lazy town peppa pig.
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Educational shows where they can learn how to tie their shoes and stuff.
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6. How would you handle a temper tantrum in a grocery store?
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I would take them into the restroom and tell them we would stay in there until they calm down.
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7. What do you find to be the most interesting part of working with children?
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able to help a child develop their self esteems and confident and help them with their PILES and to offer support
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Every day is different childrens awe of the world tends to rub off on me.
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8. What methods of limit setting or discipline do you find effective for children between ages 3-5?
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Correct time out.
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For disciplining them, putting them in a corner for at least 2 minutes. For limit setting, I've never had to, so I'm not sure.
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9. What was your worst experience in child care and how did you resolve it?
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Their curiosity.
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So far ive never had a bad experience.
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I have never been in child care before, but I have babysat. One of my cousins that I had babysat had hit my other cousin. I would put him in the corner.
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10. How do you think your closest friends would describe you and your personality?
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11. What do you find to be the most challenging part of working with children?
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Having to repeat yourself more than once when you tell the child to do something.
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Having to repeat yourself more than once when you tell the child to do something.
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12. Have you ever had to handle an emergency? If so, what happened and what action did you take?
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I would kneel down to eye level with the child and talk very calmly. ask what is wrong and try find the best solution to solve it.
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I have never had to handle an emergency, but I would kneel down to eye level with the child and talk very calmly. Ask what is wrong and try find the best solution to solve it.
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13. Do you speak any foreign languages?
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14. How are you at voicing your concerns when unexpected issues arise?
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I am prepared to face any issue full on.
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15. Are you comfortable reviewing and assisting with homework?
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Yes i enjoy it.
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16. For children over the ages of 5, what are your feelings about outdoor play without direct supervision?
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I dont agree there should always be an adults to supervise children.
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I wouldn't allow it. I would tell them if they wanted to play outside, they would have to get an adult to watch them.
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17. Have you taken classes on child care? What other training do you have?
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18. If hired here, how does this child care position fit into your career path?
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19. What indoor activities would you engage in with a child between the ages of 2-3?
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20. What role should outdoor play and interaction with other toddlers have in a child's play?
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21. How have you approached toilet training in the past?
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Patiently and always praising the child and never giving out about accidents.
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Patiently and always praising the child and never giving out about accidents..
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22. What activities do you routinely part take in when you last cared for a child or toddler?
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23. What do you see as a primary responsibility for children around the ages of 1-2?
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To play and have fun and be comfortable in their environment.
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24. Tell me about a time when you had to handle a crying baby? What did you do?
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Find the reason why she cries like check her diaper, maybe she is hungry or maybe she's not feeling well.
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Find the reason why she cries like check her diaper, maybe she is hungry or maybe she's not feeling well.
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Kept them amused.
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When a parent was dropping their child in i held the child and tried to provide distraction for the child as the parent left.
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I checked to see if he/she was hurt.
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25. What television shows do you enjoy watching?
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Soaps drama.
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Child Care
Job Satisfaction
Interview Difficulty
Healthcare
Vacation
Hours per Week
90%
Easy
Provided
One Week
40 Hrs/Wk

hildcare, child care, or babycare is the act of caring for and supervising children usually from 0-8 years of age. (In the UK and Australia, day care is referred to as "childcare".) In the United States child care is increasingly referred to as early childhood education due to the understanding of the impact of early experiences of the developing child.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_Care Last Updated: March 19, 2014, 6:38 am
Education Requirements

Education and training requirements vary by setting, state, and employer. They range from less than a high school diploma to an early childhood education certification.

Work Environment

Childcare workers care for children in childcare centers, their own home, or the homes of the children in their care. Many work full time, but part-time work and irregular hours are common.