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Nursery Nurse Vacancies in England and Wales


A Nursery Nurse may be employed in a variety of different institutions, these range from private nurseries play schemes, after school clubs and crèches. Nursery nurses are responsible for taking care of all needs of young children, this includes education, play and also social development.

Hours of work are dependent on the specific environment, typically nursery nurses will provide care for children during the day between 7am till 6pm. Shift work is available Part-time and full-time opportunities are also available.

It is imperative that Nursery Nurses pass a police check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Clients in the sector often also request the following training of employees:

  • Basic First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Hygiene

The majority of nursery nurses are required to have a relevant childcare qualification for example NNEB or a NVQ Level 3.

Job Overview

A Nursery Nurse is responsible for caring for providing care for babies and children of pre-school age. Typical duties include supervising the children’s play, providing play-related activities, organizing the children’s meals and taking care of their personal needs.

Nursery nurses may also specialise in working with children with disabilities and learning difficulties.

A Nursery Nurse is responsible for:

  • Providing for the personal needs of the children in their care.
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with parents and other family members
  • Operate a programme of activities for the children
  • To ensure good standards of hygiene are maintained
  • Ensure confidentiality is maintained


  • Being Friendly, caring and supportive
  • Being flexible and able to cope with stressful situations
  • Commitment to providing care and support to children
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Sensitive to people of different backgrounds and be able to communicate well