How to Prepare Your Child for Nursery Admissions: Interview Questions & Answers

Nursery admissions for the academic year 2023-24 are set to begin shortly across India. The Delhi government recently released the official Nursery admissions schedule which will kickstart the registration process on 1 December 2022.

Nursery admissions can turn out to be a trying time for parents and children alike. Shortlisting and applying to your preferred schools is the first step in the process. In our last blog post, we shared how you can explore all private nursery schools in Delhi, compare and shortlist them based on key information, and apply to the ones best suited for your child via UniApply’s Common Admission Form. Once the application is shortlisted, both the parents and the child are called for an interview with the school. In this post, we will share how you can prepare your child with some questions and answers for their school admission in Delhi.

What Private Schools in Delhi Want to Know

The intent behind the interviews for admissions to nursery schools in Delhi is to get an understanding of your child’s developmental breakthroughs. They want to know if the child can answer questions, follow simple instructions (like sit down, come with me, etc.), behave well with the teacher and their parents, and express their thoughts clearly. The staff evaluates the child basis their answers and identifies if there is any requirement for special needs education. The interview also acts as an assessment of the parents.

Interview Questions for a Child for Nursery Admissions

Some important nursery interview questions for your child are mentioned below.

  • What is your name?
  • What are your parent’s names?
  • How old are you?
  • Do you have any brothers or sisters?
  • When is your birthday?
  • What is your favorite color/ animal/ toy/ game?
  • Can you give me a high-five?

Basic questions can remain the same for different interviews that are already discussed above. There are many other questions that schools can ask to understand the child in a better way. Some of the questions are mentioned below:

  • When you grow up, what do you want to become?
  • Which bedtime story is your favorite?
  • What is the best thing you like to eat?
  • Can you recite your favorite poem?
  • Do you like this school?
  • Which is the best thing that you like to eat?

Schools also tend to ask a lot of questions to test the presence of mind and general smartness level of students. For that, they can ask various questions like:

  • What color is an apple?
  • Can you pick up the biggest toy from this?
  • What number is this?
  • What letter is this?
  • How many fingers do you have?
  • Can you tell me what the man is doing in this picture?
  • How many wheels does a car have?
  • What animal is this?
  • What bird is this?
  • Can you name this color?
  • Can you tell me what shape this is?

Must Read: Documents Required during Nursery Admissions in Delhi 2021-22

Nursery Interview Tips: How to Prepare Children for their First School Interview

Some tips to prepare your child that will help them answer their nursery interview questions are shared below.

  1. Teach them some basics: Besides the aforementioned questions, they may be asked to identify numbers, shapes, colors, and alphabets. Add it to their routine but take it easy, and make it fun and playful. Celebrate her progress so they are motivated to learn.
  2. Help them talk: Encourage them to talk to your friends or relatives, especially if they’re shy.
  3. Teach cleanliness: Besides being an essential skill, it may be tested by the school staff by offering her candy and observing how they dispose of the wrapper.
  4. Manage their tantrums: Some children are prone to tantrums, especially in public. Teach them to stop this with proper love and compassion.
  5. Encourage curiosity: Inspire them to ask questions about things around them work and answer all of them patiently.
  6. Teach Greetings: Simple greetings like good morning, thank you, please, and sorry go a long way in creating a lasting impression.
  7. Prepare yourself: As a parent, you may be asked questions about your work, interests, and lifestyle. Prepare for them based on their intent so you can answer them positively.

You should also do your own research about the school by looking up nearby Nursery schools on UniApply to know more.

All the best!

Also Read:
Schedule for Delhi Nursery Admissions 2021-22
Delhi School Admission Eligibility for 2021-22 | Nursery Selection Criteria
One Month Relaxation on Age Limit For Delhi Nursery Admissions 2021-22
Delhi School Admission Eligibility for 2021-22 | Nursery Selection Criteria
School Admission Interview Questions and Answers for Parents

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