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

1 Daycare Worker Interview Questions

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

It's easy to discuss what you love about your job, but how do you approach the challenging aspects without sounding like a whiner? Everyone will have downsides when it comes to their career, but it's how you approach those challenges that matter the most.

Choose one thing you would change, if you could, and discuss what you do as a workaround. Then, finish on a high note by considering the best part of your role as a daycare worker.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"Working with children can mean unpredictable situations all day long. As a highly organized person, I believe this is the most challenging aspect for me. However, the spontaneity that children love can also be a lot of fun. I most enjoy seeing the excitement on their face when we have a surprise activity, or they learn a new skill. Seeing a child so happy and excited to show off their newfound knowledge is truly the best feeling."

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"For me, the most challenging aspect of childcare is seeing a child who is not confident in who they are. I want every kid to feel like they can accomplish anything in the world! I overcome this by giving these kids lots of praise and encouraging them to try new things even if they think they will fail. My favorite part of working with children is seeing them flourish through encouragement, confidence-building, and opportunity."

Written by:

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is an executive head-hunter and job search expert. Utilized by top executives from Fortune 100 & 500 companies like Fitbit, Microsoft, General Electric, Nestle, and more, she helps professionals position themselves in a competitive marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume, a company that focuses on helping job seekers get their edge back. Renovate My Resume creates stand-out resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles and professional summaries for new grads, all the way to corporate executives. Rachelle spends much of her time training career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers. She also holds interview workshops for students and interns, globally. For great tips and tricks, follow Rachelle on Instagram @_rachelle_e or @renovatemyresume.
First written on: 11/21/2014
Last modified on: 02/03/2019

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What do you most enjoy about working with children? What is the most challenging aspect for you?
The kids, seeing them change and grow in such a short amount of time and the excitement they have for life.
Seeing growth in developmental skills.
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