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1. For children over the ages of 5, what are your feelings about outdoor play without direct supervision?
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1. For children over the ages of 5, what are your feelings about outdoor play without direct supervision?

Top Answer

I dont agree there should always be an adults to supervise children.

Second Best

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.

3.

No they need supervision.

4.

I believe children should not be unsupervised because you never know when something bad will happen.

5.

I think children always need some supervision, there are to many risks where they can harm themselves or others.

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

Top Answer

I would take them into the restroom and tell them we would stay in there until they calm down.

Second Best

Remaining calm but still showing the child that his/her behavior is not acceptable.

3.

Try sooth the child and come them down.

4.

I would wait for the child to calm down, maybe take him or her to a quiet place and we can discuss together what brought him or her to become so angry.

5.

Take the child ouside and talk to them and try to calm them down.

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3. How were you disciplined as a child? What would you do differently with your own children?

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I think positive conditioning and rewarding children is the best way to discipline a child, I understand the need to be stern sometimes too, but you always need to clearly and simply explain why they are being disciplined because they may not realise what they are doing is wrong.

2.

Time out. Honestly to me time out is the best discipline there is. It gives the child time to calm down and really think about what he or she did wrong.

3.

I was told once not to do something and if I didn't listen I would be put in time out. I wouldn't really do anything differently with my own I feel I would be strict but not super strict but I would teach them to have respect for me and to listen.

4.

Time out would be a good discipline because it gives a child the time to calm down and think about what he or she did wrong.

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

Top Answer

The child should be able to interact, play and have fun.

Second Best

It is healthy for a children to interact with each other. Thery get know them self and the other children.

3.

I think it's really important. Kids love socializing and playing so as long as there is supervision, there's absolutely no problem with them playing.

4.

Shows them how to social with their peers.

5.

Should play a large role, to spend time outdoors is a healthy and positive activity. Playing with other children teaches cooperation and understanding.

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5. What was your worst experience in child care and how did you resolve it?

Top Answer

Their curiosity.

Second Best

So far ive never had a bad experience.

3.

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.

4.

My worst experience was when a child hurt themselves . I paniced and did not deal with the incident as effecifely as I would like . I use this experience as a learning cerb.

5.

A child would not stop bitting. I had a meeting with parents to ask them would try to fix it and it does not stop I would have to take other actions.

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6. Are you willing to supervise friends of our child who are invited to our home while you are in charge?

Best Answer

Yes. But only if I get an ok from you that the friend is allowed to come over.

2.

Yes, although not too many to handle.

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

Top Answer

I would rather choose educational shows for them to learn at a very early age.

Second Best

Lazy town peppa pig.

3.

Educational shows where they can learn how to tie their shoes and stuff.

4.

Kids enjoy Dora, peppy pig, cat in the hat. Pbs is a great channel for kids.

5.

Cartoons that teach the kids things such as Dora, peppa pig, wild Kratts.

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8. Describe ways you can turn everyday household activities into learning opportunities for children?

Top Answer

Involving children in choirs promote independance.

Second Best

Cooking-weights and measures, hygiene, healthy eating, tool skills/manipulation. Shopping - money, number, literacy, weights, road safety. Washing up-basic physics. Tidying - sorting activities. Use of electric appliances - technology, safety.

3.

Art, home corner, to question what they are used for.

4.

Washing dishes, dressing them selves, feeding them selves, cleaning behind them selves. Learning to read. See, hear, smell. There are a tons of things of every day life that you can do and go over and over through out from birth and really forever.

5.

Cleanup time, we could sing a song and make an everyday chore fun.

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9. What methods of limit setting or discipline do you find effective for children between ages 3-5?

Best Answer

Correct time out.

2.

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.

3.

Explain to them why they should not behave that way and bend down to their level.

4.

I think time outs can be helpful, but getting on there level and trying to really help is more important.

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10. What do you like to do in your free time?

Top Answer

I like to go to the gym, go to the cinema walk my dog.

Second Best

Play games, read and a lot of relaxing.

3.

I enjoy reading, also doing service.

4.

I like to go for walk read and listen to music.

5.

I like getting outside, I swim a few times a week and have been camping and surfing quite a lot.

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11. Have you taken classes on child care? What other training do you have?

Best Answer

Sleep study, cpr, how to keep a child attention.

2.

Early childhood development.

3.

I took a semester of ece I have babysat for relatives and I did co op at a daycare during high school I also worked at a home base daycare with a family friend.

4.

We had two week of training in america, the first week we undertook redwood group training and learnt about bloodborne pathogens, Child Sexual misconduct Prevention, and preventing member injuries. We mainly learned how to look out for potential hazards and how to prevent them through the buddy system, looking out for unknown people and really being aware of how fragile children are.

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12. Verify current CPR and child first aid certifications?

Best Answer

How to take care of wounds, and emergency situations.

2.

I do not have a current cpr or first aid certification, however I have had in training from undertaking surf lifesaving and further experience in america dealing with grazes, medications and certain bits and rashes.

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13. What do you find to be the most interesting part of working with children?

Best Answer

able to help a child develop their self esteems and confident and help them with their PILES and to offer support

2.

Every day is different childrens awe of the world tends to rub off on me.

3.

Is watching the, develop and grow as a person.

4.

I just love interacting with them and getting on there level, what makes them laugh and have fun, I look at myself as a big brother or parent to them.

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14. How do you think your closest friends would describe you and your personality?

Best Answer

Can be fun but as well serious.

2.

Friendly honest painfully shy.

3.

I think they would describe me as a leader, playful and a motivator.

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15. What indoor activities would you engage in with a child between the ages of 2-3?

Best Answer

Drawing, cutting with siccors, letters, numbers, names.

2.

Craft is great, painting, group activities, and memory games.

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

Best Answer

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.

2.

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.

3.

Sporadic episodes, asthma attacks, children fighting.

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17. What do you find to be the most challenging part of working with children?

Top Answer

Having to repeat yourself more than once when you tell the child to do something.

Second Best

Having to repeat yourself more than once when you tell the child to do something.

3.

I find it is more challenging working with their parents.

4.

Sometimes they don't listen.

5.

Patience when dealing with difficult children, I think I am sometime to lenient and need to take stronger action. When problems arise I try to get onto there level and redirect them to something more positive.

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

Best Answer

It will help me get more qualifications in this.

2.

I'd like to look after aboriginal children in central australia I think it will be a difficult but an eye opening experience, I may want to get into case work later on. I also really enjoy teaching, and think I could be good at inspiring youth to learn and create.

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19. How are you at voicing your concerns when unexpected issues arise?

Best Answer

I am prepared to face any issue full on.

2.

Struggle but get it done.

3.

I learn quickly, and can adapt well to environments, I was put in the deep end when I went to America, I always ask questions when I need guidance and am not afraid to put myself out there.

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20. Do you speak any foreign languages?

Best Answer

I'm trying to learn some spanish, i'm thinking of going to teach over there one year.

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21. Are you comfortable reviewing and assisting with homework?

Best Answer

Yes i enjoy it.

2.

Yes, I have an older brother and sister who helped me so i'd love to past on the encouragement.

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22. How have you approached toilet training in the past?

Best Answer

Patiently and always praising the child and never giving out about accidents.

2.

Patiently and always praising the child and never giving out about accidents..

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23. What activities do you routinely part take in when you last cared for a child or toddler?

Best Answer

Our basic program was, drop off, flag, out door activities lunch, inside activities and certain big games with the other parts of camp.

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24. What do you see as a primary responsibility for children around the ages of 1-2?

Best Answer

To play and have fun and be comfortable in their environment.

2.

I think its really important to create a calm and positive environment for them, you have to be really aware and reduce hazards while guiding and helping them with small tasks.

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25. Tell me about a time when you had to handle a crying baby? What did you do?

Top Answer

Find the reason why she cries like check her diaper, maybe she is hungry or maybe she's not feeling well.

Second Best

Find the reason why she cries like check her diaper, maybe she is hungry or maybe she's not feeling well.

3.

Kept them amused.

4.

When a parent was dropping their child in i held the child and tried to provide distraction for the child as the parent left.

5.

I checked to see if he/she was hurt.

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26. What television shows do you enjoy watching?

Best Answer

Soaps drama.

2.

I love Game of Thrones and am a bit of a Doctor Who nerd.

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27. What hours are you available to work?

Best Answer

I'm available as soon as your ready to have me, I can work all through out the week and don't mind getting up early.

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