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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.

Tasks

  • Baths, dresses, prepares feed for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary
  • Supervises young children at mealtimes
  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children’s play
  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills
  • Writes reports on children’s development and maintains awareness of health and safety issues
  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children’s development and well-being.

Entry Requirements

Entry is most common with GCSEs/S grades followed by the award of a certificate from the Council for Awards in Children’s Care and Education. An NVQ/SVQ in Child Care and Education or equivalent qualification at level 3 is required to work as a nursery nurse. CRB clearance is mandatory.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £17,000 per annum and can progress up to £18,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 27,158 employed Nursery Nurses & Assistants in the region.

Current Vacancies

Nursery Nurses and Teaching Assistants Required

Teacheractive Limited
4 Jun 2019

Nursery Assistant

Right Call Resourcing
23 May 2019

Nursery Assistant

Right Call Resourcing
23 May 2019

Nursery Assistant

Right Call Resourcing
23 May 2019

nursery Assistant

Right Call Resourcing
23 May 2019

Destinations of Early Years and Education Completers July 2018

51% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

11% of students went on to Higher Education

11% of students went on to employment

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