12 May Signs a Career as a Nursery Worker is for You
A Nursery Worker is responsible for helping babies and children below 5 years old to develop and learn in a safe environment. Here are the signs you’d make a good Nursery Worker:
- Compassion and emotional intelligence
- patience and the ability to remain calm under pressure
- the ability to work well with others
- adaptibility and the ability to prioritise
- excellent communication skills
- customer service skills
- basic computer literacy.
You want to…
- plan and supervise activities like arts and crafts, music and cooking
- help children to learn numeracy and language skills through games
- take part in singing, role play and storytelling
- take children on outings
- feed and change babies
- observe children and make notes to write reports
- ensure children are safe and well
- speak with parents, carers and other nursery staff.
You don’t mind…
- Weekend work
Most Nursery Worker positions require a Level 2 Certificate in Childcare; a Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care or a T Level in Education and Childcare. These qualifications can be awarded by a college. Entry requirements for college courses range from 2 to 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4, depending on the course level.
An alternative route into childcare is an apprenticeship as an early years practitioner or educator. Entry requirements usually include up to 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 depending on the apprenticeship level.
Voluntary experience may also lead to paid employment and training on the job.
Search all childcare jobs on our vacancies page.