Skills & Qualities of a Nursery Nurse

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Skills & Qualities

A skill is something that you are astounding at doing, it could come naturally to you or be something you have learnt through experience or training. Nursery nurse, you will need to be a warm and caring individual; very patient with good communication skills; someone who can work with young children and their families in a sensitive and positive way; responsible and good at creating and organising activities for small children; interested in child development; aware of child safety issues; able to work in a team; and willing to develop your skills.

The skills and qualities a nursery nurse should have are listed below.


  • A warm, caring and patient nature
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to work with young children and their families in a sensitive and positive way
  • A sense of responsibility
  • Creative ideas for activities
  • An interest in child development
  • An awareness of child safety issues
  • The ability to work in a team
  • A willingness to develop your skills.
  • Being able to communicate and listen to your children
  • Being efficient, expressive and creative
  • Being observant, loving and caring
  • Being organised and practical
  • Enjoying children and playing with them
  • Handling emergency situations
  • Having a vivid imagination
  • Teamwork and stress management
  • Understanding child behaviour and care
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  • An enthusiastic, cheerful and friendly personality
  • Communication and listening skills
  • Patience with all children, but especially with those with behavioural problems or special educational needs 
    A calm nature and the ability to keep a cool head in a crisis
  • Team working skills and the ability to get on with adults (parents, colleagues and childcare professionals)
  • Creative skills and the ability to plan exciting activities
  • Sense of humour and plenty of energy
  • Respect for someone cultural and different beliefs

Quality is a multifaceted concept and means poles apart things to diverse people. So before challenging to progress quality, first ...

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