Examples of interview questions you should ask your potential Child Care Providers

  • Do you have a police clearance and CWIS (Child Welfare Information Services) check done? Available through Child & Family Services Authority Office (Social Services)
  • What kind of activities and/or daily schedules will my child be doing?
  • What kind of food will be provided? or Should I provide my own food?
  • Is your Infant and Child First Aid & CPR up to date?
  • Who else will be around my child?
  • What other children will be here?
  • How many other children will you take care of?
  • Will your child have someone to play with?
  • What are your methods of discipline?
  • I would never send my child if he/she was sick. Will my child be exposed to sick children?
  • Will you be driving my child anywhere?​
  • Do all of your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors work?

This is not a comprehensive list but a good starting point for parents to know what to ask.  It is suggested to interview your dayhome provider like you would interview someone for a job.  They are looking after your precious children so it is ok to ask lots of questions to make sure you are choosing the best care-taker for your kids.

Questions To Ask You Dayhome Provider