Professional development resources



Whether you’re just starting out or looking to advance in the field of early years education, we have the resources you need to succeed. Explore detailed job descriptions for nursery assistants and nursery nurses, learn how to become a nursery nurse, and get valuable tips for acing your nursery job interviews. At Affinity Workforce, we’re dedicated to supporting your professional development. Explore our articles below and take the next step towards a fulfilling career in early years education.

Nursery Assistant Job Description


Nursery assistants work in a childcare facility and help to create a safe, fun and educational environment for babies and young children up to five years of age. Learn about the responsibilities, skills, qualifications, education, salary expectations and experience requirements for a nursery assistant role.


Nursery Nurse Job Description


A role as a nursery nurse, or nursery teacher, is rewarding and involves a combination of childcare and education. Find out about what a nursery nurse role entails and the duties, skills, qualifications, experience, education and salary expectations for someone working in this rewarding role.


How to Become a Nursery Nurse in 5 Steps


A nursery nurse plays a vital role in the early development and care of young children, usually from birth to five years old. In this article, we discuss what a nursery nurse is, how to become a nursery nurse and provide CV writing and job application tips for those interested in applying for nursery roles.


Nursery Interview Tips: Common Questions and How To Prepare


From deciding what to wear and what to say, it’s easy for nursery nurses and nursery assistants to become overwhelmed in their interviews. To help you navigate the interview process with confidence, we’ve crafted this comprehensive guide with common questions and how to prepare.


Becoming a Nursery Assistant: Key Qualifications and Experience


The journey to becoming a nursery assistant involves acquiring specific qualifications, gaining hands-on experience, and developing a range of essential skills. This article will guide you through each step of the process, offering insights into what is required to become a nursery assistant. 

Starting Your Nursery Career: A Complete Beginner’s Guide


The journey into the world of childhood education is both rewarding and challenging. This e-book aims to be your trusted companion as you embark on this fulfilling path. Read all about how to get started in your early years career and how to land your first nursery job.


Supporting Children With Special Needs in Nurseries


This e-book aims to provide nursery professionals with practical insights, strategies, and real-life examples to help them make their space truly inclusive and supportive for every child. Read more about how nursery nurses and assistants can support children with special educational needs.