nursery school head teacher


Nursery school head teachers manage the day-to-day activities of a kindergarten or nursery school. They manage staff, make decisions concerning admissions and are responsible for meeting curriculum standards, which are age-appropriate for kindergarten students and facilitate social and behavioural development education. They also ensure the school meets the national education requirements set by law.

Alternative label

  • nursery school headmaster

  • kindergarten director

  • preschool head teacher

  • nursery school principal

  • nursery school headteacher

  • preschool headteacher

  • head teacher of nursery

  • head teacher of nursery school

  • kindergarten headmaster

  • nursery school director

  • nursery headteacher

  • headteacher of nursery school

  • kindergarten principal

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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