Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.


  • Treats wood for effects of termites, woodworm and other infestations of timber.
  • Returns to sites to examine contents of traps laid and the continued presence of reported pests.
  • Liaises with environmental health officers, housing officers and other relevant authorities where measures on a large scale are required to remove pests.
  • Advises property owners on courses of action to prevent the return of pests.
  • Lays traps to capture pests, and fumigates and disinfects areas to remove infestations.
  • Visits sites to investigate the presence of rodents, infestations and other pests that may be hazardous to public health.
  • Receives reports from public, property owners and authorities regarding the presence of pests and infestations.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 36% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£13,693 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for nursery nurse or assistant is £13,693

61 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 61. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for nursery nurse or assistant roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £13,693 per year. That is about £1,141 per month or £7.02 per hour. New workers generally start on £10,770, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £35,981

Is it growing or declining?

This career has shrunk over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 61 people are employed in the region.

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