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Child Care Interview Questions
1. For children over the ages of 5, what are your feelings about outdoor play without direct supervision?
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.
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How would you handle a temper tantrum in a grocery store?
 
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Probably ignore the child and if it escalated try to soothe him or her.
 
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Try sooth the child and come them down.
 
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Calmly speak with them and try to get to the bottom of the temper tantrum.
 
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I would explain to the child that they can not behave like that.
 
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Be at the child's level and talk to them.
 
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How were you disciplined as a child? What would you do differently with your own children?
 
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We were threatened with the wooden spoon. I use redirection to discipline my childern.
 
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When I was a child we just got yelled at and knew not to do things we weren't supposed to after that. With my child I try to ask him politely. If he doesn't listen I sit him down for time out.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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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What role should outdoor play and interaction with other toddlers have in a child's play?
 
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Toddlers should be running around outside socializing with other children.
 
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It is healthy for a children to interact with each other. Thery get know them self and the other children.
 
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It should teach teamwork and sharing. As well as how to interact with others.
 
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Shows them how to social with their peers.
 
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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.
 
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What was your worst experience in child care and how did you resolve it?
 
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I've never worked in a child care facility. I would follow the rules and regulations of the facility.
 
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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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So far ive never had a bad experience.
 
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I don't really have a worst experience working in child care.
 
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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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Are you willing to supervise friends of our child who are invited to our home while you are in charge?
 
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Yes. But only if I get an ok from you that the friend is allowed to come over.
 
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Yes, although not too many to handle.
 
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What television shows do you feel are appropriate for children of ages 3-5?
 
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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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Kids enjoy Dora, peppy pig, cat in the hat. Pbs is a great channel for kids.
 
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Cartoons that teach the kids things such as Dora, peppa pig, wild Kratts.
 
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I would rather choose educational shows for them to learn at a very early age.
 
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Describe ways you can turn everyday household activities into learning opportunities for children?
 
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Wiping tables and cleaning up toys.
 
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Art, home corner, to question what they are used for.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Make it into a game for the children while doing household activites.
 
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What methods of limit setting or discipline do you find effective for children between ages 3-5?
 
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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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Correct time out.
 
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Explain to them why they should not behave that way and bend down to their level.
 
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I think time outs can be helpful, but getting on there level and trying to really help is more important.
 
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Have you taken classes on child care? What other training do you have?
 
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Yes I've taken classes and I have a 5 and 3 year old.
 
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Sleep study, cpr, how to keep a child attention.
 
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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.
 
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Early childhood development.
 
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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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What do you like to do in your free time?
 
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Beach and park with my kids.
 
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Play games, read and a lot of relaxing.
 
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I like to go to the gym, go to the cinema walk my dog.
 
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I like to go for walk read and listen to music.
 
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I enjoy reading, also doing service.
 
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Verify current CPR and child first aid certifications?
 
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How to take care of wounds, and emergency situations.
 
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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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What do you find to be the most interesting part of working with children?
 
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I love this age of children. I love to watch their minds grow.
 
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Every day is different childrens awe of the world tends to rub off on me.
 
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Is watching the, develop and grow as a person.
 
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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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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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How do you think your closest friends would describe you and your personality?
 
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Loving, outgoing, patient, kind and responsible.
 
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Can be fun but as well serious.
 
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Friendly honest painfully shy.
 
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I think they would describe me as a leader, playful and a motivator.
 
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What indoor activities would you engage in with a child between the ages of 2-3?
 
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Block building, singing, making music, reading books.
 
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Drawing, cutting with siccors, letters, numbers, names.
 
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Craft is great, painting, group activities, and memory games.
 
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If hired here, how does this child care position fit into your career path?
 
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I see myself becoming a teacher.
 
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It will help me get more qualifications in this.
 
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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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Have you ever had to handle an emergency? If so, what happened and what action did you take?
 
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At home had to take kid to er.
 
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Sporadic episodes, asthma attacks, children fighting.
 
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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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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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What do you find to be the most challenging part of working with children?
 
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The different personalities.
 
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Sometimes they don't listen.
 
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Having to repeat yourself more than once when you tell the child to do something.
 
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I find it is more challenging working with their parents.
 
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Having to repeat yourself more than once when you tell the child to do something.
 
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Tell me about a time when you had to handle a crying baby? What did you do?
 
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My kids. Rock, sing, make faces.
 
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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 figured out the cause of the crying (hungry, missing parents, etc.) and dealt with the underlying issue. If it was missing parents, I would distract and comfort the child by finding a task for him or her to do (holding a paintbrush, throwing a ball etc.).
 
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I haven't worked with babies but im eager to learn.
 
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What television shows do you enjoy watching?
 
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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
 
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I love Game of Thrones and am a bit of a Doctor Who nerd.
 
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Soaps drama.
 
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Are you comfortable reviewing and assisting with homework?
 
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Yes i enjoy it.
 
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Yes, I have an older brother and sister who helped me so i'd love to past on the encouragement.
 
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What do you see as a primary responsibility for children around the ages of 1-2?
 
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Make sure they are safe and secluded from older children.
 
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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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To play and have fun and be comfortable in their environment.
 
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How are you at voicing your concerns when unexpected issues arise?
 
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I like to follow procedures and when something comes arise I like to bring it to supervisor attention.
 
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Struggle but get it done.
 
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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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I am prepared to face any issue full on.
 
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What hours are you available to work?
 
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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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What activities do you routinely part take in when you last cared for a child or toddler?
 
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At home we play outside on our bikes, review homework, play with our toys.
 
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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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Do you speak any foreign languages?
 
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I'm trying to learn some spanish, i'm thinking of going to teach over there one year.
 
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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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I'm still toilet training my daughter.
 
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Patiently and always praising the child and never giving out about accidents.
 
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