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Diploma in Nursery Assistant - Level 4

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Nursery assistants are professionals who take care of infants, kids and toddlers for a specific time period, along with the other professionals such as nursery administrators and teachers. The main duty of the nursery assistants is to supervise and ensure the safety of the children within and out of the institute. Nursery assistant job positions are ideal for people who love to work with kids. With the relevant knowledge and skills in childcare, you can go on to become nannies, teaching assistants and day care workers. With the increase in the number of women going out to work, the need for proper childcare has also increased. Therefore, a career in preschool education can be promising and rewarding.

Nursery assistant is a very responsible job position. Any mishap you do while working as a nursery assistant might make you face severe consequences. Therefore, it is important to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills needed to perform the nursery assistant role effectively. This diploma will teach you the main characteristics in the development of a child and the development needs of a child. This diploma will also train you on the key transitions and policies which will help you tackle diversity and discrimination that affects the development of children. This diploma will assist you in understanding the importance of safeguarding and promoting child welfare as well.

With the relevant knowledge and skills taught through this diploma, you can embark on a successful career in the preschool education field. This career field provides room for progression as well. If you are a nursery assistant or an employee in the preschool education field, this diploma will aid you in your career progression.

Why consider 1training?

As improvements and advancements are made in technology, online courses are no longer just conventional means of studying at affordable costs. In many aspects online training offers superiority to traditional learning. There is an effectiveness and convenience that traditional learning cannot provide. The overall convenience and flexibility makes it a superior learning method.

1Training offers the most convenient path to gain an internationally recognised qualification that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your skill and expertise in an enterprise or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at 1Training and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor and multiple free resources which include Free CV writing pack, Nus Discounted Card, Free career support and course demo to make your learning experience enriching and more rewarding.

 Learning outcomes

  • Understand the main characteristics in the development of a child, the development needs of a child and how to identify them.
  • Learn the key transitions and policies to approach diversity and discrimination that will affect the development of children.
  • Learn how to provide for children’s physical needs including health and safety.
  • Gain an understanding of the appropriate hygiene procedures, childhood illness and the ways to maintain a safe and secure environment.
  • Gain an insight into learning through play for child development and the impacts of it.
  • Understand the importance of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the different ways to ensure this.
  • Learn about the legal responsibilities of the work based settings and the responsibilities for working together.

Access duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The content will be accessible to you 24/7. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is mainly aimed at nursery assistants, employees in the preschool education field and to people who are interested in working in the preschool education field.

Entry requirements

  • You must be 16 years of age or more
  • You should have a basic understanding of numeracy, English language and ICT.

Method of assessment

  • At the end of the Diploma in Nursery assistant – Level 4 course learners will take an online multiple choice question assessment test. This online multiple choice question test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.
  • Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a free e-certificate, and only need to pay £19 for your printed certificate.


Those who successfully complete the exam will be awarded the Level 4 Diploma in Nursery Assistant Qualification.

Awarding body

The certificate will be awarded by CPD and iAP. This internationally recognised qualification will make your CV standout and encourage employers to see your motivation at expanding your skills and knowledge in the IT enterprise.

Progression and career path

Once you successfully complete this diploma in Nursery assistant – level 4, you will be qualified for various job positions in the preschool education field. If you are a nursery assistant or an employee in the preschool education field, this diploma will aid you in the progression of your career. You can demand for higher salaries and job promotions from the nursery or preschool. The job positions you can qualify for with this diploma, along with the average UK salary per annum according to, is given below:

  • Nursery assistant – £14,996 per annum
  • Child care/day care worker – £13,834 per annum
  • Teaching assistant – £12,125 per annum
  • Nanny – £19,212 per annum

Other benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest experts with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and revise all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Gain access to quality video tutorials
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Quizzes, tests mock exams, practice exams to ensure you are 100% ready
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligiblefor an NUS Discount Card

Excellent tutor support Monday-Friday

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 9
1: The Main Characteristics In The Development Of A Child, The Development Needs Of Children
The main characteristics in the development of a child, the development needs of children
2: Key Transitions, Policies To Meet Diversity And Discrimination Affecting Development Of Children
Key Transitions, Policies to meet diversity and discrimination affecting development of children
3: Providing For Childrens Physical Needs, Inclusive Of Health And Safety
Providing for Childrens Physical Needs, Inclusive of Health and Safety
4: Appropriate Hygiene Procedures, Childhood Illnesses And Maintaining A Safe And Secure Environment
Appropriate Hygiene procedures, childhood illnesses and Maintaining a Safe and Secure Environment
5: Learning Through Play For Child Development
Learning through Play for Child Development
6: Safeguarding And Promoting The Welfare Of Children
Safeguarding and Promoting the Welfare of Children
7: Legal Responsibilities Of The Work-based Setting And Responsibilities For Working Together
Legal Responsibilities of the Work-Based Setting and Responsibilities for Working Together
Mock Exam
Mock Exam : Diploma in Nursury Assistant – Level 4
Exam : Diploma in Nursury Assistant – Level 4