Child Care Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Child Care interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

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How would you handle a temper tantrum in a grocery store?

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List of 25 Child Care Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    How would you handle a temper tantrum in a grocery store?

  2. 2.

    How do you think your closest friends would describe you?

  3. 3.

    What is your stance on discipline?

  4. 4.

    For children over the ages of five, what are your feelings about outdoor play without direct supervision?

  5. 5.

    What are the most challenging aspects of working in child care?

  6. 6.

    What television shows do you feel are appropriate for children of ages 3-5?

  7. 7.

    If hired here, how does this child care position fit into your career path?

  8. 8.

    How do you feel about supervising over five children at a time?

  9. 9.

    How do you voice your concerns to parents when unexpected issues arise?

  10. 10.

    Have you ever had to handle an emergency? If so, what happened and what action did you take?

  11. 11.

    Describe ways you can turn everyday household activities into a fun activity for children?

  12. 12.

    What role should outdoor play and interaction with other toddlers have in a child's playtime experience?

  13. 13.

    What is the most interesting aspect of working with children?

  14. 14.

    What was your most difficult babysitting experience? How did you overcome it?

  15. 15.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

  16. 16.

    How would you handle a baby would just would not stop crying?

  17. 17.

    Tell me about your experience working with toddlers.

  18. 18.

    What activities do you typically facilitate when working with toddlers?

  19. 19.

    How have you approached toilet training in the past?

  20. 20.

    How would you react to a toddler who was not responsive when you told them to do something?

  21. 21.

    Tell me about your experience with tutoring or assisting with homework.

  22. 22.

    Are you willing to work evenings, weekends or overnight shifts?

  23. 23.

    Tell me about your experience working with kids.

  24. 24.

    What is your comfort level with cooking and preparing meals for kids?

  25. 25.

    Do you have any experience with children with special needs?