There is no doubt about it – nursery practitioners have one of the toughest, yet most rewarding jobs going.
Responsible for supporting and guiding children through their preschool years, it is a career that requires dedication, passion and sensitivity.
It goes without saying that you will need to enjoy being around young babies and children if you want to become a nursery practitioner; however, there’s much more to it than that.
Here we explore just what it takes to become a great nursery practitioner.
Nursery practitioner qualifications
More often than not nursery practitioners begin their career working as an assistant within a nursery setting. As an assistant you may be working under supervision and therefore no formal qualifications are required, or you may be working towards a qualification for example completing an apprenticeship.