Nursery Nurse or Assistant
- 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.
Typical Education Level
Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 9% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for nursery nurse or assistant is £12,250
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 4,259. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, jobs have been posted for nursery nurse or assistant roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £12,250 per year. That is about £1,021 per month or £6.28 per hour. New workers generally start on £4,794, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £20,573
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 4,259 people are employed in the region.