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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.

£18,977

Median Salary

New workers start around £16,279. Normal pay is £18,977 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £26,657.

Daily Tasks

  • 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.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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