Child Care Interview Questions

25 Questions and Answers by Elisabeth Walter

Question 1 of 25

What do you like to do in your free time?

Child Care Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    What do you like to do in your free time?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

    How have you approached toilet training in the past?

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

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

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    Tell me about your experience working with toddlers.

  10. 10.

    What is your stance on discipline?

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

    What is the most interesting aspect of working with children?

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

    Tell me about your experience working with kids.

  20. 20.

    How do you think your closest friends would describe you?

  21. 21.

    What activities do you typically facilitate when working with toddlers?

  22. 22.

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

  23. 23.

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

  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?