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I have been called back for a second interview for a creche supervisor role. I really, really want it and have a 50:50 chance which I don't want to mess up! I will have to do a mystery 20 minute written task about "things I should already know". Has anyone set a task like this or had to do one at interview? I suppose it will most likely be about planning but wondered if anyone had any other ideas about what it could involve so that I can be prepared!!!

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Could be some scenerios for you to solve - e.g. a parent comes to see you with a complaint about a member of staff... a child has really unhealthy things in his lunchbox ... you catch a staff member shouting at a child... etc etc - how would you react?

 

Good luck! :o

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In one interview I had I had to write a letter to some parents about their continued late collection of their children, so maybe it could be something like that/

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Thanks for the suggestions, I don't really feel like I can prepare for it in the way I would for an interview, but I know that if I'm unsuccessful I'll wish I had done some more preparation.

 

Still, I like to think I can learn from these experiences - after the interview I did some research on an inclusion based qu that I mumbled my way through because I didn't feel comfortable with it, and now, I've done a bit more reading I would be able to answer it much more confidently another time!

 

I am a bit worried that I'll be expected to quote from the EYFS off the top of my head - in which case the other person will get the job!!!

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I am a bit worried that I'll be expected to quote from the EYFS off the top of my head - in which case the other person will get the job!!!

Well I'd be interested in a show of hands between the members on here who can quote from the EYFS off the top of their heads, line! I'm not sure I would want to work from any organisation who would put up such a difficult hurdle in front of an applicant!

 

Good luck with your interview!

 

Maz

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Well, I got the job! :oxD:(

 

The questions were about the EYFS, one asking for a creative activity covering at least 2 areas of learning, the other asking me to write about my experience of working with under 5s since 2008. It was a tall order to write in any depth in 20 mins, and I did leave out a couple of things (which, of course I only realised 5 mins later on my way out and had to slap myself on the forehead in annoyance lol!) but I obviously did something right.

 

Thanks for your suggestions, I just tried to read through some of the main issues I might be asked about, and made sure I had memorised all the aspects of the areas of learning just in case I had a blank moment. Now I'm all set for the EYPS in Sept, and I'm really excited about working for this lovely charity organisation.

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