Here are some typical nursery interview safeguarding questions that to help when going for your next interview in a day nursery, nursery school or Montessori setting.
1) What is safeguarding and child protection?
- Protecting children from maltreatment
- Preventing the impairment of children’s health or development
- Ensuring that children are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
- Taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes
- Protecting specific children who are suffering, or are at risk of suffering significant harm.
2) What would you do if you had a concern about a child?
Tell your designated safeguarding officer and follow the nurseries safeguarding policy.
3) Name the different types of abuse?
It can be physical, sexual, or emotional. She may be neglected, meaning her caregivers don’t provide for basic needs, like food or safety.
4) What would you say to a child that reports a disclosure to you?
Tell your designated safeguarding officer
5) Where in your nursery would you go to find more information on safeguarding children?
6) What is the designated child protection/safeguarding leads role?
The designated safeguarding lead has overarching responsibilities regarding safeguarding in their organisation. They will have an in-depth knowledge of safeguarding guidance (such as Keeping Children Safe in Education and Working Together to Safeguard Children) and related pieces of legislation (e.g. the Children Act 1989) that their workplace must follow.
7) How often should you refresh your safeguarding training?
Your training should be updated every two years