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Last reviewed on 23 November 2017
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School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary

What interview questions could I ask an EYFS teacher? One of The Key's associate education experts, Tracey Rees, suggests a number of interview questions for an EYFS teacher. We also link to questions from a university and to questions covering safeguarding issues.

Interview questions for an EYFS teacher

One of The Key’s associate education experts, Tracey Rees, suggests the following interview questions for Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) teachers:

What do you consider important when developing a stimulating learning environment that encourages children to be independent learners? How would you organise your classroom? The EYFS profile needs to be completed during the EYFS. What sort of evidence will you collect to help build a picture of each child? (Follow on question: How will you use this throughout the year?) The EYFS classrooms here have access to an outdoor area. How might you use this area to support children’s development? (Follow on question: Why do you think outdoor play is important?) You will have a learning support assistant or nursery nurse in your classroom. How will you use them? An anxious parent approaches you at

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