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After years of trying I've finally received a reply from a nursery that apparently isn't full of sexists! I applied to two positions 1.) A trainee nursery nurse full-time and 2.) a 'lunch time' nursery assistant 20-hours per week. They asked which one I wanted to apply for on friday. I went with the latter on the basis that I would probably stand a better chance at getting the position and finally being able to start getting some experience in a nursery setting.

Anyways I'm worried as hell... I've never worked in a nursery before (although I work with profoundly autistic 5yr olds in a school) so it's not massive different. Unsure what to expect question wise. I've tried reading up on the EYFS but haven't found much information on it. What should a guy expect? My guess is I'm going to be interrogated pretty damn hard.
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Although I'm not a guy (sorry!) questions I was asked at my nursery interview were around safeguarding, behaviour management, sustained shared thinking, equality and special needs, improving communication on 3 levels - staff, parents, and of course children. I guess it would depend what position you were going for though - this was a room leader position whereas if you were a trainee I doubt you'd need to be so in depth.

We have a male working at our nursery and unfortunately he has faced discrimination from some parents (some don't want him to change their child's nappies etc) so maybe you would be asked a question around how you would feel about that possibility and how you'd deal with it?

Hopefully this helps you a little bit, sorry I can't give you the male perspective myself :/ good luck!

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