Where and when can I work?
Being a nursery nurse may mean you need to work long hours, as some nurseries open at 7.30am and close at 6pm. There is of course the option to work part-time or more flexibly too.
What can I earn?
A trainee nursery nurse can expect to earn between £9,000 and £11,000 a year, with this increasing to up £17,000 with experience. Nursery managers can earn up to £32,000.
What are the benefits?
Nurseries sometimes pay for their staff to study for extra qualifications, which will help you to become established in your role.
Are there chances of promotion?
There is a clear progression route when working as a nursery nurse, such as becoming a nursery manager.
What will I be responsible for?
Responsibilities include putting together activities for the children, coordinating them, and generally working towards a quality education for the children in your care.
Do I need any experience?
The best experience you could gain in order to be a successful nursery nurse is to work as a nursery assistant working towards the qualifications needed.
What attributes are needed?
The best nursery nurses are great with children, can multi-task, have good communication skills and are hardworking.
The role of a nursery nurse is to care for children and to entertain them, being accountable for their wellbeing as a result.
Who can I work for?
There are many nurseries around, with some of the most well known being Leapfrog Nurseries and Tree Top Nurseries.