Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals

Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.


New workers
£ 16,291
£ 34,495
£ 46,970

Available jobs

In the past year there were 431,270 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?

  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.

  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.

  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.

  • Undertakes pastoral duties.

  • Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development.

  • Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline.

  • Maintains records of students.

  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.

  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.

  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects.

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.

  • National Curriculum

  • Working With Children

  • Classroom Management

  • Due Diligence

  • Child Protection

  • Lesson Planning

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Drag And Drop

  • Postpartum Care

  • External Auditing

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.

  • Teaching

  • Communications

  • Planning

  • Management

  • Enthusiasm

  • Leadership

  • English Language

  • Mathematics

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Teamwork

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.