The team at Class Recruit have been asked by a few candidates recently about the top interview tips when applying for nursery jobs in Bristol.
There is no 'one sits fits all' approach as each Early Years setting is different, and therefore so is each applicant's interview technique.
But as a leading Early Years recruitment agency since 2009, we can recommend some solid and consistent advice to candidates looking for nursery jobs in Bristol and across the wider South West.
Some candidates who work with us haven't gained a high level of interview experience, and are new to the complex world of Early Years settings.
Common areas to consider asking questions around when in an interview situation and ascertaining if a nursery setting is right for you include:
Working hours & shift patterns
Ethos of the nursery setting (review their website first)
The team at Class Recruit provide advice and assistance to all candidates, and to the level that is relevant for them on their career journey to date.
We have a comprehensive FAQ section on our website, packed with free tools, tips and guidance which is worth reviewing before interview.
We also recommend that all candidates read the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework to give an overview of the Early Years Curriculum.
Before interview, get online and research industry websites as well as upcoming legislation.
It is highly likely that any high-level Early Years setting will want to discuss the sector in detail at interview stage, to ensure that a candidate has a working knowledge of the issues and current landscape of the sector.
One of our favourite sector websites to review is Nursery World.
We also recommend that candidates have a look at downloadable Teaching Packs to give them lots of inspiration around quality teaching materials.
Most Early Years settings will want to talk to candidates at interview about what they believe makes for a high quality learning experience.
SEN Teacher also provide a superb range of free teaching resources for Special Needs classrooms to read.
One of our top interview tips when applying for nursery jobs in Bristol is to be yourself.
Bring your passion, enthusiasm, and authentic interest in the Early Years sector.
To find out about our candidates' journey with our team of Early Years recruitment specialists, please visit here.
If you're considering a temporary job in nursery work, please see our latest vacancies for candidates here.
Those who have relevant industry experience and qualifications, and who are looking for permanent nursery jobs in Bristol, Bath, Somerset or Wiltshire, please visit here.
We are always available to have an informal chat with new or experienced nursery job candidates, and can be reached on 0117 930 4000 or by visiting here.