Daycare Worker Interview Questions

30 Daycare Worker Questions and Answers by on February 4th, 2019

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Why are you the best childcare worker for our center?

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Daycare Worker Interview Questions

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    Why are you the best childcare worker for our center?

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    How would you react if a child was choking?

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

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    How do you handle working under very close supervision?

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

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

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

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    Are you currently certified in CPR and First Aid?

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

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

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

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

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    What is your favorite age group, and why?

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

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

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

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    Why did you choose a career path in child care?

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    What kind of people do you enjoy working with?

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

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

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

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

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

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    Do you have experience with special needs children?

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    Do people see you as a trustworthy and honest individual?

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

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    Would you consider yourself a creative person?

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    Do you have any plans for continued education?

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    Have you ever volunteered?

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