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Nursery Nurses and Assistants

Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 6,724
£ 14,633
£ 22,449

Available jobs

In the past year there were 165,483 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children.

  • Writes reports on children.

  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.

  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children.

  • Supervises young children at mealtimes.

  • Baths, dresses, prepares feed for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Working With Children

  • Child Protection

  • Pediatric First Aid

  • Child Development

  • Personal Care

  • Social Work

  • Child Safeguarding

  • Marketing

  • Service Quality

  • Risk Analysis

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Planning

  • Teaching

  • Enthusiasm

  • Management

  • Mathematics

  • First Aid

  • Record Keeping

  • Self-Motivation

  • Patience

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.