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I am in the process of taking over the preschool that I manage which is at present being run by another company.

I have got to interview for a new staff member and this is totally alien for me!!! as this was all done by my (at present manager).

COuld anyone give me any ideas of some questions to ask the position is for a preschool assistant.

I know the questions are probably fairly obvious but with everything esle I am trying to do my brain cels have evaporated!!!! :(:( :wacko:

 

Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated :oxD:(

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check the resources..

 

there is a list of things to ask there which you could use as a start, If I remember correctly it had a sort of 'scoring system' on it to mark as you interviewed...

 

we always had anyone come in to 'play' for a while too and observed them with the children as part of the interview process... not always accurate as they will be on best behaviour, but be very helpful.

 

there was a recent discussion on this too...

 

what do I ask

 

 

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Hi

 

I find the best questions to ask are by looking at their cv/application form, and get questions from there. So if they put on it, they have take in planning, you could ask them about how they plan, what did they base ther planning on, hopefully they will answer something like observations.

In your CV you mention you are highly motivated, please tell me what makes you motivated?

 

You have worked in quite a few nurseries over the years, where do you see yourself in 3 years time?

 

Are you prepared to take on further training?

 

You talk about working to deadlines in your CV, what deadlines do you think you will personally have in the nursery?

 

How would you develop partnership with parents?

 

questions for the cv are great because you get to see if they are telling the truth but also able to see what the are like as a person more, cause they will hopefully open up a little more.

 

hope that helps a bit.

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I am in the process of taking over the preschool that I manage which is at present being run by another company.

I have got to interview for a new staff member and this is totally alien for me!!! as this was all done by my (at present manager).

COuld anyone give me any ideas of some questions to ask the position is for a preschool assistant.

I know the questions are probably fairly obvious but with everything esle I am trying to do my brain cels have evaporated!!!! :(:( :wacko:

 

Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated :oxD:(

Hi

When I did a fair recruitment training course, they said the fairest way to interview was to set the questions before hand, ask ALL the candidates the same questions and to prepare a score sheet beforehand with the answers you would hope to get. Then mark each candidate against the potential answers and score them. The highest score gets the job. Obviously things like how people present themselves, their enthusiasm etc...are hard to score, so maybe you could give a couple of additional points for those aspects.

 

I would always ask a safeguarding question - knowledge of child protection etc...and maybe a question on risk assessment, a question on how they would involve parents, just to get their ideas, how they might plan an activity for a 2 yr..3yr etc...old and why they would do it. Also knowledge of equal opps and diversity, eg how would they promote diversity within their daily practise etc...

It might help to look at the 5 outcomes from ECM and ask one question on each of the 5 aspects???

Just ideas, I hope they help!

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