Interview Questions for a Nursery Nurse Interview

Interview Questions for a Nursery Nurse Interview


Often out of 300 applicants only 6 candidates will be interviewed. In most interviews, but this varies depending on the job sector and employer, you will be asked around 10 questions during a 45 minute interview.

The key to passing job interviews in preparation and practice, this sounds obvious but is often overlooked with the average interviewee spending around only 60 minutes preparing for their job interview.

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10 Interview Questions for:

Nursary Nurse Interviews



  • Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
  • What experience do you have working with children?  
  • Give me an example of when you had safeguarding concerns and what processes you followed?
  • What steps have you taken outside of work to develop yourself?



  • Do you have any examples of when you have proactively involved a parent or carer in their child’s development?
  • What would you do with a child who demonstrated challenging behaviour?
  • What would you do if you seen a colleague taking pictures on their phone of the children playing in the play area?
  • What is your understanding of OFSTED?

  • Why is health and safety deemed important?
  • What would you do if you heard a child or parent saying something racist?
  • Do you have any questions for me?


Good questions to ask interviewers at the end of the job interview include questions on the company growth or expansion, questions on personal development and training and questions on company values, staff retention and company achievements.


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