You can play a vital part in the most important and exciting stage of a child’s life! 

This qualification can give you a basis in which to start a rewarding career supporting children in their development, whether you wish to be a nursery assistant, a primary school teacher of teaching assistant this course will develop essential skills for you to build upon. 

Level 1 will explore the basics of working within the Early Years industry, learning the skills needed to become an Early Years Practitioner. Level 2 will cover a variety of aspects of caring for children and supporting their needs, such as child development, safeguarding and well-being. 

Here you can look forward to the opportunity to put your skills into use with work placements in the early years sector. 

Career Prospects

Nursery nurses and assistants

Annual pay
Workforce change

The workforce is projected to expand by 12% over the period to 2024, adding 24,432 jobs. In the same period, 34% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 69,386 job openings.

Role description

Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

Common tasks


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