What does a Nursery Assistant do?
A Nursery Assistant plays a crucial role in contributing to the care, development, and well-being of young children. They get involved in several duties from supporting daily care routines to facilitating educational activities. A Nursery Assistant is a valuable member of the team, creating a positive and nurturing environment for children in their formative years.
Nursery Assistants work in nurseries and provide care to babies and young children. They work under the supervision of experienced nursery workers like Nursery Nurses to create a supportive and safe environment for children to develop their social, developmental and educational skills. Their jobs include working directly with children in group activities like storytelling, singing and craft projects.
In the morning, Nursery Assistants will go through morning routines, which include comforting arrivals and facilitating breakfast. They will collaborate with Nursery Nurses to design and implement age-appropriate learning activities. A Nursery Assistant will also assist the Nursery Nurse and report any problems they notice amongst the children as well as creating a plan of action for solving the issue at hand. Towards the end of the day, Nursery Assistants guide children through end-of-day routines and help provide feedback to parents.