A Nursery Worker earns an average wage of £7.07 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

£10,127 - £20,611
£10K
£15K
£21K
MEDIAN: £14,925
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50%
90%
£5.95 - £8.70
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MEDIAN: £7.25
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£0£20K
Salary £10,127 - £20,611
Bonus £0.00 - £2,909
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£11,253 - £19,348
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 618
Hourly Data £0£12
Hourly Rate £5.95 - £8.70
Hourly Tips £0.15
Overtime £5.88 - £12.60
Annual Data £0£19K
Bonus £0.00 - £2,909
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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£11,253 - £19,348
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 827

Job Description for Nursery Worker

Nursery workers take care of young children in a child care setting. These individuals plan and organize activities for children that may include music, arts and crafts, competitions, and other activities that entertain and teach the children under their care. Nursery workers also help children learn counting, reading, and life skills by incorporating games and book reading into the children's daily activities. Additionally, these individuals feed, clean, and change babies and toddlers, as well as ensure children are completely safe at all times. Occasionally, nursery workers may take children outside and on off-site field trips.

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Nursery Worker Tasks

  • Plant, weed, and water plants using gardening tools or hand tools.
  • Haul and spread topsoil and fertilizer.
  • Maintain grounds and landscaping.
  • Feel plants leaves to detect for discoloration, disease, and insects.
  • Harvest and pot plants, and label them appropriately.

Common Career Paths for Nursery Worker


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Pay by Experience Level for Nursery Worker

Pay by Experience for a Nursery Worker has a positive trend. An entry-level Nursery Worker with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤14,000 based on 464 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nursery Worker with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 231 salaries. An experienced Nursery Worker which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 162 salaries. A Nursery Worker with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 42 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £15,067

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Nursery Worker Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Nursery Worker?

Nursery Worker in Wimbledon:
"Nursery assistant year salary."
Pros: The children. The work. The activities.
Cons: Certain staff members. Difficult children. Being asked to do more than one thing at once.

Nursery Worker in Manchester:
"Income."
Pros: Seeing the children develop and grow. Teaching babies and children new things every day. Caring for others. Building bonds with babies and children.
Cons: Not paid enough... Long hours.

Nursery Worker in Leicester:
"Culture/Atmosphere."
Pros: I enjoy being able to work with a range of ages and with children who have Special Educational Needs as this furthers my experience.
Cons: I dislike the long hours where we are working 40 hrs per week and I only get the weekends to complete my coursework.

Nursery Worker in Harrogate:
"Very Tiring. Sometimes Rewarding."
Pros: Seeing the children develop and grow. Flexible with my children.
Cons: Very tiring, not good wages, stressful.

Nursery Worker in Loughton:
"Perks."
Pros: Banter with colleagues, children are great, flexible working hours.
Cons: Physically demanding, stressful.

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Key Stats for Nursery Worker

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Experience Affects Nursery Worker Salaries

▲9%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
₤15,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Nursery Worker Salaries

Nursery
▲1%


childcare
▼0%

National Average
₤15,000

Activities for Children
▼2%

Team Leadership
▼2%

First Aid
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 4%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 95%