Congratulations, you have been invited for the childcare job interview. This is the most important step towards your career in Early Childhood and Education.
Early childhood requires a unique set of skills, passion and personality. When you reach the interview stage, your resume has passed the first milestone. This interview is your opportunity to show your knowledge and experience is a perfect match for this role. You can be nervous but attending the interview without preparation is a big no-no. Practicing possible questions in advance is always a great idea to improve your confidence.
Here are a few tips to help you prepare for your next childcare job interview, which will cover:
prepared to arrive at the interview with a good understanding of the role and the company itself. Go through the company website, local job sites and grab as much information as you can. Find out about company’s values, vision and childcare philosophy. This will help you answer the general childcare interview questions like “what do you know about this childcare centre?”.
Go through the job description carefully. Answer how your experiences match with the requirements of the job.
Childcare interview questions are used to find out if you are a suitable fit for the role. You can expect a range of questions relating your experience working with children. Also be well prepared to answer questions on the National Quality Framework and Early Years Learning Framework.
Here we have compiled a list of few questions that will help you with your childcare job interview:
As a common courtesy, interviewer should give interviewee time to ask any questions they might have. In your childcare interview, ask the right questions to show the interviewer that you are genuinely interested in the role. It also helps you give an insight on what it might be like working for the childcare company and this particular role.
First impressions are important. Taking time to plan helps you stay organised and reduce unnecessary stress. It can help you answer your interview questions with more confidence.
As a part of recruitment process you may be asked to undergo a working with children check (WWCC). This is a requirement for anyone who works or volunteers in child related works. It involves a National Police Check (criminal history record check) and a review of reportable workplace misconduct. Your future employer will provide the relevant forms for these checks.
You are now ready for your childcare job interview. Believe in yourself and this interview could be the beginning of something amazing. All the best!
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