Time Management Quiz

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Time management is an essential management skill for any Teacher, Nominated Supervisor or Co-ordinator.  Being time poor is perhaps the biggest hurdle in being an effective manager in an early childhood education and care setting. So many people say “If I didn’t get so many interruptions, I might actually be able to get something done!”

Without good time management skills, you’re left dealing with only the most urgent issues with no time to plan, review or reflect. Trapped in a never-ending cycle of urgent tasks you remain paralysed unable to lead and manage effectively.

The quiz below will help you to understand how effectively you manage your time.

Each day I set aside a small amount of time for planning and thinking about my job.

Never (1) Rarely (2) Sometimes (3) Very Often (4) Always (5)

I set specific, written goals and put deadlines on them.

Never (1)  Rarely (2)  Sometimes (3)  Very Often (4)  Always (5)

I make a daily “to do” list and arrange items in order of importance.

Never (1) Rarely (2) Sometimes (3) Very Often (4) Always (5)

I keep a loose schedule to allow for crises and the unexpected.

Never (1) Rarely (2) Sometimes (3) Very Often (4) Always (5)

I delegate everything I can to others.

Never (1) Rarely (2) Sometimes (3) Very Often (4) Always (5)

I try to deal with things just once.

Never (1) Rarely (2) Sometimes (3) Very Often (4) Always (5)

Your Total =  _____

Score Board

30 to 24  – You’re a time management superstar!

23 to 17 – You’re a great manager and you use time effectively.

16 to 10 – You’re always running out of time. Small changes to the way you manage your day will make a huge difference.

10 to 0 – Time always seems to be your enemy. Take some time to improve your time management skills.


This fun little quiz gives you great insight into your time management strengths and areas for improvement.

Time management is 1 of 5 fundamental skills for strong managers. If you would like to explore this topic, and the other 4 key elements of what makes a strong and effective manager, enrol in our Early Childhood Management Series today by clicking here.