Interview questions for parents looking for nursery school admissions

Are you planning to have your child admitted to school soon? Then this may be useful. We share below a list of generally asked interview questions/informal discussion pointers for parents that will be of assistance.

The questions are generally aimed at understanding the child’s upbringing thus far and parent’s flexibility:

  1. If you are asked to describe your child, how will you?
  2. What does your child like and dislike the most?
  3. What is your mantra of successful parenting?
  4. What are your expectations from the school?
  5. How much time do you get to spend with your child?
  6. How would you handle a situation where the child is showing extreme tantrums?
  7. What do you expect your child to be when is a grown up?
  8. How much time does the mother and father spend with the child?
  9. Do you have elders at homes? If not, what made you choose Nuclear family over joint family?
  10. How comfortable is your child with another child belonging to opposite gender?
  11. Does your child show more affinity to his/her father or mother and why?
  12. What do you have to say on significance of homework in education?
  13. What are your views on school bags getting heavier for child these days?
  14. What is your child’s favorite color, animal, bird, sports etc?
  15. What does your child do most of the time when at home?
  16. Is your child moody? What do you do to handle him/her?
  17.  What are your views of disciplining your child?
  18. How would you want school to discipline your child?
  19. Do you travel often? How does your child behave when he/she is outside hometown?
  20. What is the child‟s favorite indoor and outdoor activity?
  21. Does your child know a rhyme or two?
  22. Any story that your child likes hearing the most?
  23. Is your child trained with toilet manners?
  24. Should you be sending your child to playschool and why?
  25. You prefer academics or extra curricular activities for your child?
  26. Why this school?
  27. What will you do to inculcate moral and sharing values in your child?
  28. How do you ensure a balanced and healthy diet for your child?
  29. How do you manage a consistent routine for your child?
  30. What are your views on more books for a student of your child’s age?
  31. To the child – which color is this?
  32. To the child – can you recite a rhyme for me?
  33. To the child – can you recognize this shape?
  34. What are your thoughts on having a sibling for your child?
  35. If your child picks a fight with another child in school, how will you react to it?
  36. Parents of another child complaint about your child’s behavior in school? How would you react?
  37. Your child comes back with tiffin as it is on a certain day? How will you react?
  38. How about your financial status?
  39. Is the mother a home maker?
  40. Who looks after the child at home?
  41. What does education mean for you?
  42. Is school education required at all? Can the child not study at home?
  43. Would you prefer a co-ed school?
  44. Other than academics, where do you want school to concentrate on?
  45. How would you like to interact with the teacher?
  46. What is role of teacher in a child’s life according to you?
  47. Do you believe in child’s independence?
  48. What languages does the child now?
  49. Why CBSE or ISCE board?
  50. Are you internet aware?
  51. Is your child vaccinated? What was the last vaccine set he took?
  52. Does your child use mobile?
  53. How will you adjust your lifestyle when your child begins schooling?
  54. What if your child cries while going to school?
  55. Where does the child grandparents stay?
  56. Do you meet your parents often? How does your child behave there?
  57. Is your child introvert or extrovert?
  58. How would you want your child to commute to school?
  59. Can you participate in school’s activities?
  60. How can you provide value to the school?

Comments/Feedback invited.


Last Updated on December 28, 2015 by Go4Reviews

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2 thoughts on “Interview questions for parents looking for nursery school admissions

  • October 15, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    Great Stuff Here,Few Of International Schools Conduct Interview for parents to give admissions for his childs,thanks…

  • August 28, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    Is this admission interview for parents or child……….. I think this must be curbed

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