Profession Nursery school teacher

Nursery school teacher

Nursery school teachers plan and organise activities for pre-school children and lead children in these activities to encourage their intellectual, physical and emotional growth.

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Personality Type

Tasks nursery school teacher

  • Plan and organize activities for pre-school children to stimulate their language development, self-confidence, social skills, creativity, interest in learning, etc.
  • Lead children in activities, e.g. by telling or reading stories, teaching songs, demonstrating the use of simple musical instruments, preparing craft materials, etc.
  • Teach basic skills such as color, shape, number and letter recognition.
  • Comfort and attend to sick children and children who are hurt or distressed.
  • Observe and evaluate children's performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
  • Confer with parents or guardians, e.g. to discuss each child's progress and needs and to suggest ways in which they can stimulate their learning and development.
  • Facilitate children in the development of proper daily routines such as toileting, dressing and eating.
  • Discuss children's development and problems (if any) with other educators and staff, e.g. by attending staff meetings.
  • Organize and participate in excursions to enhance learning experiences.
  • Cooperate with other professionals (e.g. guidance officers, speech pathologists, psychologists) to assist children with special needs.
  • Attend meetings and workshops to develop and discuss new teaching methods.

Related professions child care

  • Au-pair
  • Baby-sitter
  • Child care services manager
  • Child-carer
  • Family day care worker
  • Nanny
  • Nursery assistant
  • Out of school hours care worker

Source: Sisyphus ODB