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Why did you choose a career path in child care?

1 Daycare Worker Interview Questions

By: Rachelle Enns

How to Answer

The hiring authority wants to know the basics behind your passion for working with kids. This question is an excellent opportunity for you to show your genuine heart and interests. Since this is an open-ended question, be careful to keep your response clear and concise. Talk about what sparked your interest in a career as a daycare worker, expressing your excitement for this opportunity.

Professional Answer Examples
Answer example

"I have always loved working with children. The moment I turned 12, I completed my babysitters' course. I couldn't wait! A path in child care is no surprise to anyone who knows me best. I enjoy guiding, teaching, mentoring, and exploring with kids, helping them to create a keen sense of curiosity for the world around them while building unshakable confidence."

Answer example

"I chose a career path in child care after realizing that neo-natal nursing was not for me. I took a year off after my first year of nursing school, traveled, and volunteered across the globe. Through that experience, I rediscovered my passion for teaching kids. When I returned from my travels, I immediately enrolled in early child care and education. Today, I am here, thrilled to begin my new path in child care."

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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Why did you choose a career path in child care?
I miss the excitement and honesty of children.
Passionate about children and there development.
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