I'm a foundation stage co-ord currently shortlisting for a nursery nurse to cover a 2 term maternity leave. Having read 30 odd applications this afternoon I was amazed at the varying qualifications that the applicants had and wasn't sure which qualifications are suitable for a school based nursery? I have it in my head that they need to be a Level 3 but is it a HND or NNEB or diploma or BA or other acronyms I've never heard of? Has anyone a link to anywhere official that tells us exactly what qualifications we need to aiming for? Also during the interview would it be appropriate to ask the nursery nurses to read a book of their choice to a small group in order to see how they respond to the children in the setting? Hope someone can help, thanks in anticipation.