How do I train to be a nursery nurse?


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An aspiring nursery nurse needs to train at an accredited college to attain the required qualifications. A nursery nurse needs to have relevant childcare qualification, such as a CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education, a BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development, an NVQ Level 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development and a National Nursery Examination Board (NNEB) Diploma in Nursery Nursing.

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There are several requirements that colleges have when selecting the right applicants for nursery nurse training. Entry requirements for this training can vary, and some colleges prefer applicants to have three or four GCSEs (A-C) or equivalent qualifications. Checking the specific requirements for different colleges prior to making an application is quite important. An individual must be warm, physically fit, caring, responsible, creative, consistent and fair, enjoy being around children, hardworking and able to work in a team. A college may also look at the practical experience of the applicant. More advanced roles may require additional qualifications, and a driving licence is required for posts that involve travelling. Childcare qualifications are usually offered on a full-time or part-time basis. Applicants have the privilege of choosing the best option that will fit in their schedule.

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