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Describe the Training and Qualification of Nursery Nurses

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Qualification of Nursery Nurses Nursery workers, sometimes called nursery nurses, work with babies and young children from birth to five years in childcare settings. Nursery nurses make sure that the children under their care develop and learn in a safe and supportive environment. They must be committed to helping children thrive and get the best start in life. Need a warm and positive approach, lots of creative ideas and a willingness to work as part of a team. Nursery nurses do not always need formal qualifications to start training as a nursery worker, although a good standard of general education, such as GCSEs, including English and maths, would be helpful. For all jobs, you will need to have background checks carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service. Nursery workers have to: * Plan and supervise activities like arts and crafts, music and cooking * Help children to learn numeracy skills through activities like counting games * Read stories and provide activities to develop the children?s language skills * Take children ...read more.

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Their duties cover all aspects of physical care and safety. Nursery nurses are responsible for social and educational development. This involves planning and supervising activities including reading, arts and crafts, music and cooking. The nursery nurse is responsible for observing and monitoring children. They will work closely with parents and report any concerns. Responsibility for the safety of the children is an important aspect of the work. Physical care such as feeding, changing, and bathing forms a large part of the work. They may also be required from time to time to make reports on a child’s development. Working hours and conditions Nurseries can be open from around 7am in the morning to 6pm in the evening. You would normally work eight-hour shifts within these times each day. Income The starting salary for junior or trainee nursery workers is from £10,000 to £14,000 a year, depending on age. Qualified and experienced nursery workers can earn between £15,000 and £22,000, depending on responsibilities. ...read more.

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Levels 1 and 2 offers a foundation course in childcare skills, but many roles, such as nursery or pre-school work will require a nursery nurse to have a full Level 3 qualification. There are three different qualification pathways to be a nursery nurse; graduate degree, apprenticeships and college courses. The graduate degree offers a variety of jobs compared to other two degree because you can have a doctorate, bachelor and master degree making you a professional. You can easily be promoted if you have a degree. However, this doesn?t mean that having qualification from a college course would prevent you from a promotion or becoming a successful nursery nurse. If I was to be a nursery nurse I would be taking the graduate degree because it would give me the opportunity to get a higher paid job than the college course. The apprenticeship qualification is beneficial as it gives me the chance to have experience on the course I want to get involved. However, it is time consuming and may result in me being unemployed. I think the graduate degree would secure me a future. ...read more.

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