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.

Entry Reqirements

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Typical 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.

Desired Skills

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

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