Bilingual Baby: Services: Nursery: Nursery Practitioner

The main purpose of a Nursery Practitioner is to support and engage with young children and babies in the nursery by tracking their development and progress in order for them to reach their full potential.

Experience Required:

Experience requirements vary from nursery to nursery however they will usually expect some sort of childcare experience which can be either professional or voluntary. Otherwise an EYFS qualification.

Salary Range: £11,244 – £18,315


Qualifications Expected:

Nurseries will require a Paediatric First Aid qualification and a minimum of a Level 3 qualification in childcare which could include

● CACHE (Level 3 Diploma in Childcare)

As a Nursery Practitioner you will be working up to 40 hours per week

Nursery Nurse

Nursery Nurses care for children aged between 0 and seven years old. Nursery Nurses help children to develop and learn through emotional, social and educational development. They provide guidance and nurture to the children on a regular basis as well as asses their practical interactions. Nursery Nurses are not limited to being in nursery they can found in a variety of settings including preschools.

Experience required:

● Minimum of 1 year experience working in a Nursery or preschool
● Level 2 or Level 3 childcare qualification

You could also start as a nursery assistant and then undertake a qualification.

Salary Range: £14,000 – £25,000

Qualifications Required:

Nursery Nurses will need to have a Paediatric First Aid qualification as well as one of the following:

● CACHE (Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education)
● BTEC (National Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development)
● NVQ (Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development)

Employers may also ask for Nursery Nurses to have a food hygiene qualification.

Nursery Nurses usually work from 8.30am to 6pm depending on the Nursery’s opening hours.

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