Educationists believe that time spent by young children in nursery school is of great value in shaping their future. Though, at most places children are supposed to start their studies from the age of five but many parents begin the educational planning much before that. Daycares, preschools etc act as base for child’s journey into the world of real education. Nursery schools play a defining role in child’s growth and development. Nursery schools are of different types. Some are day or residential schools whereas some others are part of senior school. Many private schools have special nursery departments that cater to children in the age group of three to five. Thereafter child is seamlessly included in the proper school.
Nursery schools are not meant to formally educate pupils. These schools aim at developing particular traits among the children. Children get an opportunity to socialize or should we say, they learn social manners and etiquettes. Young children spend considerable time with other children of the same age group and this helps in developing social skills in them. Child learns to work in a group and takes active part in different group activities. All these activities are facilitated by nursery teachers. The teachers can make these exercises fun for the children.
Some of the usual group activities children take part in nursery schools are, singing, story-telling, group play, acting, sand and water play and painting etc. Nursery school teacher manages all these activities and keenly watches all the children. Not all children are able to be the part of a group. Such kids demand special attention from the teachers. Nursery school teachers are trained to handle such kids. They look for the ways to make child comfortable in a group. They also make sure child is not missing his parents.
To succeed as a nursery teacher, one should be able to care for a group of small children. He needs to arrange for fun group activities while at the same time satisfy the individual needs of the children. A good nursery teacher needs to have open mind and cheerful disposition. Handling small children can be difficult sometimes but he needs to maintain his cool and calm during pressure moments. Children demand individual attention. A successful nursery teacher always manages to pacify agitated kids. Nursery school teacher is kind hearted soul with lots of patience and energy.
If the job of a teacher is very demanding then it is also quite satisfying. Handling small kids knowing that you are building tomorrow’s leaders can be very fulfilling, both emotionally as well as intellectually. To achieve success as a nursery teacher, one needs to have varied interests. The basic role of a nursery teacher is that of an educationist. The training for nursery school teachers aims at imparting all the essential as well as human qualities in them. More and more parents are sending their young children to nursery schools and that has led to tremendous increase in demand for trained teachers.
The nursery school teachers are especially trained to work with very young children. The scope for the trained nursery teacher is simply unlimited. Females as well as males are doing very good in this emerging field of education.