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, 7% 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 £16,224
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 3,621. 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 £16,224 per year. That is about £1,352 per month or £8.32 per hour. New workers generally start on £13,936, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £22,672
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, 3,621 people are employed in the region.