Are You a Childcare Expert?

Are you a childcare expert? Are you a nanny, helper, or babysitter who likes to care for children? How much do you really know? Take this short quiz to find out!

  • The baby won’t stop crying. What should you do first before calling the mother?

    • Check for a dirty diaper. Yuck! Change if necessary.
    • Offer the baby a bottle, she might be hungry.
    • Try to comfort the baby by singing in a soft voice and rocking her gently.
    • All of the above.
  • The 5 year old boy is not listening to you. What should you do?

    • Scold him. Yelling loudly will get his attention and make him listen.
    • Give in and let him do what he wants so he won’t tell his parents.
    • Let his parents know and ask for suggestions on how to handle this behavior.
    • Offer him the use of your mobile phone to get him to comply.
  • In case of emergency, you should know…

    • The child’s weight.
    • The child’s home address.
    • The parents’ names and phone numbers.
    • All of the above.
  • Your employers are fighting. What is the best thing to do for the child when this happens?

    • Find out if this has happened before. Ask the neighbors if they know.
    • Continue to provide a safe and secure environment for the child.
    • Try to solve the problem for the parents.
    • Get involved in the argument and take sides with the parent you feel is most right.
  • Using your mobile phone during work hours to chat with your friends or play games …

    • Is ok so long as I am doing my other duties.
    • Is ok when the children are sleeping.
    • Must be cleared with the employer first.
    • Is ok when at the playground with the kids or outside of the house with the children.
  • The parents want the 10 year old girl to finish homework before dinner. She struggles to get it done most days. What should you do?

    • Speak with the child’s teacher about the amount of homework they are given.
    • Speak with the parents about the issues you observe.
    • Tell the girl she is lazy and stupid to motivate her.
    • Do the homework for the child so she can finish earlier.
  • You take the baby for a walk. Two hours later when you return, you see that the baby’s bottle was left on the table for the entire time you were away. You should…

    • Quickly put it in the refrigerator.
    • Sniff it. If it smells ok, then put it in the refrigerator for later.
    • Empty the contents of the bottle and wash it thoroughly.
    • Give it to the baby right away.
  • When taking care of children who are 2-5 years old, which beverage should you offer them several times a day?

    • Water
    • Juice
    • 100 plus
    • Milo
  • You have taken the children, ages 2 and 5, to the swimming pool. The 2 year old needs to use the toilet. What should you do?

    • Take the 2 year old to the toilet, and leave the 5 year old in the pool alone.
    • Tell the 2 year old to pee in the pool. Nobody will notice.
    • Take both children to the toilet with you.
    • Ask the lady next to you in the pool to watch the five year old while you take the 2 year old to the toilet.
  • You are riding in a taxi with children who are 1, 3 and 7 years old. Where should the children sit?

    • You sit between the 1 and 3 year old, and the 3 and 7 year olds can share a seat belt. All children should be buckled with the youngest in a car seat.
    • You sit in front and the children sit in the backseat, buckled, with the 1 year old in a car seat.
    • The children will let you know whee they want to sit. You sit in whichever seat is left.
    • Everyone sits in the back, and you hold the 1 year old in your lap.

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