Daycare Worker Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Daycare Worker interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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Name for me three activities appropriate for children age 3-5.

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List of 30 Daycare Worker Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    Name for me three activities appropriate for children age 3-5.

  2. 2.

    Are you currently certified in CPR and First Aid?

  3. 3.

    Tell me about a time when you improved communication between yourself and a co-worker, a parent, or a child.

  4. 4.

    Why are you the best childcare worker for our center?

  5. 5.

    Have you ever identified signs of physical or emotional abuse of a child? If so, what action did you take?

  6. 6.

    How do you prevent stress from your personal life entering your professional life?

  7. 7.

    How do you keep your emotions in check when your patience is tested?

  8. 8.

    How do you prevent medical situations like a food allergy trigger in your daycare?

  9. 9.

    How do you handle working under very close supervision?

  10. 10.

    What is your favorite age group, and why?

  11. 11.

    Do you have any fun or unique talents that a child would love?

  12. 12.

    How would you handle a physical altercation between two children? How do you address the issue of bullying?

  13. 13.

    What has been the most formative experience you've had in your work with young children and families?

  14. 14.

    Are you able to perform the physically demanding activities related to this role?

  15. 15.

    What part of being a daycare worker brings you the most stress?

  16. 16.

    How would you reassure an angry or concerned parent that their child is receiving the best care?

  17. 17.

    We hire only those with a perfect background check. Is there anything that would prevent you from passing these?

  18. 18.

    Why did you choose a career path in child care?

  19. 19.

    How would you react if a child was choking?

  20. 20.

    What do you consider key elements in a high quality daycare operation?

  21. 21.

    We believe in regular professional development. What skills would you like to learn?

  22. 22.

    What do you most enjoy about working with children? What is the most challenging aspect for you?

  23. 23.

    What kind of people do you enjoy working with?

  24. 24.

    Do you have experience with special needs children?

  25. 25.

    Do people see you as a trustworthy and honest individual?

  26. 26.

    Do you prefer doing work on a routine day-to-day basis or do you prefer mixing up your routine?

  27. 27.

    Would you consider yourself a creative person?

  28. 28.

    Do you have any plans for continued education?

  29. 29.

    Have you ever volunteered?

  30. 30.

    Is compensation the most important factor for you when taking a new job?