Nursery assistant CV: early years worker CV template in Word format

We're super excited to reveal this fabulous new two-page nursery assistant CV template which is perfect for those seeking an education, nursery worker or early years role. The template uses two free fonts: Simple Print and Open Sans; combined with vertical headings, soft blue accents, a grid for work experience and a 'values' section at the top.

CV template details:

  • CV ref: #168
  • File size: 22kb
  • File format: .docx (MS Word)
  • File name: Education-CV-template.docx
  • Fonts required: Open Sans, Simple Print (links below, both free)
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Joanne Smith | Early Years Practitioner


  • Creating a happy, safe and stimulating environment
  • Providing children with rich, varied and spontaneous experiences
  • Giving the freedom to explore & develop a sense of adventure
  • Encouraging physical activity and facilitating the use of all senses


I am an experienced Early Years Practitioner who is passionate about providing rich, varied and spontaneous experiences which actively engage children. I have a proven track record of contributing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children aged between 0 and 5 years. I am looking for a new opportunity within an early years environment.

Work experience

Early Years Practitioner
2014 – DATE

  • Developing and implementing curriculum, using the Early Years Foundation Stage as a framework.
  • Providing a safe and stimulating environment that facilitates learning.
  • Organising and supervising play and work activities (for example reading, cooking, music, dancing etc).
  • Liaising with parents, carers and professionals such as speech therapists and health visitors.
  • Maintaining children’s records using iConnect system, monitoring and recording progress.

Nursery Assistant
2012 – 2014

  • Providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children in the nursery.
  • Giving support to other team members throughout the nursery.
  • Working as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, learn and develop.
  • Building and maintaining strong partnerships with parents.

Trainee Nursery Assistant
2011 – 2012

  • Assuming responsibility for raising the quality of early years provision, including physical, emotional, social and intellectual education and care for children in the setting.
  • Promoting excellent practice at all times.
  • Demonstrating outstanding practice across the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
  • Working as part of a team and demonstrating the skills and behaviours that safeguard and promote good outcomes for children.

Assistant Early Years Practitioner
2009 – 2011

  • Delivering rich learning opportunities and exceptional care to help young children to develop.
  • Planning and providing effective care, teaching and learning to enable children to progress and prepare them for school.
  • Safeguarding and promoting the health, safety and welfare of children.
  • Working in partnership with colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of the children.


Working towards qualified teacher status (QTS)
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools (RQF)
A Level English (C), Maths (C) and Art (B)
9 GCSEs grade C and above including English (B) and Maths (B)


  • Experience of working with children aged 0-5 years in a nursery/private day care setting as a practitioner.
  • A relevant early years/childcare qualification at Level 3.
  • Strong knowledge of the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage).
  • An excellent understanding of safeguarding / knowledge of child protection procedures.
  • Good communication skills, approachable, confident and caring with a passion for working with nursery children.
  • Excellent team player.


Stand up paddling
Sewing, embroidery, knitting
Exploring parks, libraries and museum
Flower arranging
Stained glass and photography


Jane Green
Super Playgroup Limited
123 The Street
Super Town NG1 234
(01949) 123456

Olly Brown
Groovy Childcare Co Ltd
346 The Street
Super Town NG1 234
(01949) 345673

Some of the content in this template has been adapted from: Little Lamps Nursery | Zoek

Template details:

This nursery assistant CV template uses two lovely fonts with the ‘Simple Print’ font style giving the design an ‘early years’ feel. Here’s a full preview of page one:

Nursery assistant CV - page one

And here’s page two:

Nursery assistant CV - page two

Completing your nursery assistant CV:

In the education and early years sector, a job applicant’s outlook and views can be just as important as their career history and education. That’s why we’ve included a unique ‘values’ section at the top of this CV, allowing you to set out values that are important to you as an early years or education provider. You can of course edit and change this section to suit your needs, or even completely rename or even remove it.

There’s also room for an objective so you can tell prospective employers:

  • Who you are
  • How you match the role
  • What you’re looking for

This should be fairly short and to the point: 2 – 3 lines is typical and 4 lines is the maximum. Writing the personal statement or profile/objective for your CV is not always an easy task. For additional help we have a fantastic article for you called – Writing your personal profile CV section.

The work experience section of this attractive template is presented in grid format, and as it’s laid out using tables, it’s very easy to expand if you have more positions to detail. Just simple enter as much information as you like and the template will adjust for you.

Pay attention to spacing as you’re customising this template:

  • Spacer rows are set to exactly 0.4cm in height
  • Text should have 6pt before and 6pt after
  • Line spacing is multiple at 1.15

If you’re not sure whether something looks right, check the PDF preview of the template that we’ve linked below – this makes it really easy to check your copy of the CV template looks as it should.

Finally, we wish you every success with your job hunt and hope this CV lands you the dream role you’ve been looking for! Good luck!

Oh, and don’t forget to tailor your CV to the role for greater success. Why? Because a well tailored CV which has been specifically written with the employer in mind will attract greater attention. Read on for more information…

A tailored nursery assistant CV will beat the competition

Most job seekers choose to write just the one CV. This is what we would call a ‘generic CV’, and whilst it seems like the right thing to do, it can massively hinder your chances of getting an interview. With so many other applicants all competing for the same position, you can see how important it is to stand out from the crowd. If you choose to write your CV with the employer’s needs in mind, you are far more likely to get recognised and make it through to the next stage.

Use the job advert effectively

The job advert will contain most of the information you’ll need to write a brand new nursery assistant CV. Why do we say ‘brand new’ when you already have a CV? Well, because you need to start from scratch and write another one that addresses the employer’s requests – especially if you’ve kept and used the same CV for many years.

The advert will contain lots of important keywords that you can use within your CV to help the hiring manager see you are the right candidate. From the skills and qualifications, matching these exact keywords will make it far easier for the employer.

It is never a good idea to keep the same terms you’ve been using for many years to describe the same skill or job title. If it means the same as what the employer has advertised for, then why not just use the same terminology.

Tip – Consider having a ‘core skills section’ that closely matches what the job description. And also tweak any previous job titles to match the new role if they are essentially the same.

Tip – If the job advert gives little information, try reviewing a nursery worker job profile for ideas on the required skills, experience and qualifications.

Research the company

Most job seekers fail to read the company’s website before they send off their CV. Even if you edit just the one sentence within your CV after reading, you may just add something special which gets you an interview.

You should be in the position of knowing what the company does, what product or service they offer, and what their goals are for the future. This knowledge can be gained by reading both the company’s website and also their social media pages.

You don’t want to leave it until after you’ve written your CV to find out all this information. Although it is very important to know more about the company for the job interview, you may not make it that far if you don’t put in the initial research before you apply. See Lily Herman’s 8 ways to know everything about a company – even before the interview.

Join a professional organisation

Being a part of a professional organisation can really help demonstrate your passion for the industry you work in. For nursery workers, an organisation such as PACEY will not only help you discover opportunities for training and CPD but will also help you with advice and support.

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