Tops Day Nurseries
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Interviews at Tops Day Nurseries

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Tops Day Nurseries.
Interview experience
Based on 82 interviews
Favourable
Interview difficulty
Based on 81 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 78 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Tops Day Nurseries

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
53%
About a week
28%
About two weeks
14%
More than one month
4%
About a month
1%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
84%
Background check
47%
Phone call/screening
24%
Other
24%
Written test
10%
Least reported steps
Presentation
1%
Group interview
0%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Tops Day Nurseries

  • The interview was good, I felt comfortable and confident answering questions. You also get a feel for the atmosphere of the nursery as you are given a show round and allowed time in the room as part o…
    Shared on 21 February 2019 - Level 2 practitioner - Bournemouth, Dorset
  • Friendly relaxed atmosphere with some questions relating to the role.
    Shared on 26 September 2018 - Deputy Manager - Swansea, Swansea
  • Challenging but fun
    Shared on 5 January 2018 - Apprentice Nursery Practitioner - Portsmouth, Hampshire

Interview questions at Tops Day Nurseries

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • Basic childcare questions about children’s development etc and the type of person you are/need to be for the job.
    Shared on 19 February 2020 - Casual Nursery Assistant - Portsmouth, Hampshire

Interview tips at Tops Day Nurseries

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)66%
  • Formal (business suit)19%
  • They didn’t have a dress code15%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)0%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Tops Day Nurseries

  • Be prepared to work harder than you have previously at other settings.
    Shared on 2 June 2019 - Nursery Assistant - Winchester
  • Dress smartly and be confident. Brush up on child care policy and the CSSIW minimum standards. Also be prepared to answer questions regarding the day to day running of a nursery and discuss any skill…
    Shared on 26 September 2018 - Deputy Manager - Swansea, Swansea