Skip to main content

Sessional Day Care Practitioner

As a Sessional Day Care Practitioner you’ll be responsible for providing day care for children.

Action shot - children playing tea party outside with nursery worker Sam Tanner.

Being a Sessional Day Care Practitioner

You’ll provide day care to children in an unsupervised or supervisory role. If under supervision your role would be a Sessional Day Care Assistant Practitioner.

You’ll work as part of a team to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for children. You’ll also observe and record children’s development and plan activities to support their continued learning.

About the workplace

Playgroups can be run privately or by a committee of local parents or carers. The sessions are often held in community centres, schools or nurseries. They can take place during term time only, or during the school holidays and can provide support services around local primary schools.

Sam's Story

Sam started at Hollie’s Nursery as a Nursery Nurse and has worked her way up to become the Nursery Deputy Manager.

Getting started as a Sessional Day Care Practitioner

  • to be successful in this role, you’ll need:
  • a caring and patient nature
  • good communication, including verbal and listening skills
  • imagination and creativity
  • to be able to adapt to changing situations
  • to make sure every child is included
  • to be able to take direction from the Advanced Practitioner/Manager
  • confidence around children and adults
  • to be able to provide direction to Assistant Practitioners

You might want to consider the Introduction to childcare programme that covers the essentials you need to start working in childcare.

Required Qualifications

Find the required or recommended qualifications for this role with Social Care Wales.

Rhaglen hyfforddi

Mae'r cwrs Cyflwyniad i Ofal Plant yn rhoi trosolwg o weithio ym maes gofal plant a'r blynyddoedd cynnar.

Find a job in care

If you’re thinking of a career in care, take a look at our jobs board to get an idea of the type of roles available.