There are many different kinds of nurseries - some run by voluntary or community groups, some by employers or local authorities. Others are privately run.
They usually provide full day care, education and play for children up to the age of five and are generally open from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Some also extend care for school-age children, opening at 7.00am in the morning until 7.00pm in the evening.
The majority of nurseries are open weekdays all year round (except for Bank Holidays) - but some are open term-time only. So there are likely to be opportunities for staff to work part-time or term-time to fit in with other commitments which they may have.
Working in a nursery would involve planning and organising stimulating educational and fun activities and taking care of children's personal needs, for example feeding, washing and sleep.
If you feel you would like to take the next step in working in a nursery then please contact the Families Information Service who will be glad to offer advice and send out an information pack.