National Council of Educational Training Institute And Research Organisation, started Nursery Teacher’s Training Course all over India, with the help & cooperation of educational experts with a view to train unemployed educated girls, particularly the girls of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and Backward class, so that they may import education, based on modern lines to Preschool children, with a stress on moral, intellectual, Physical & social personality, as it was found, that there was no training for teachers in India for Pre-school going children education. The organisation takes guidance from NCERT, New Delhi & Social Welfare Board (Govt. Of India). Therefore, it is in line with research work at N.C.E.R.T. These two are the only genuine bodies for guidance and affiliation.
Nursery Teachers' Training course also known as NTT is a diploma course for teachers who want to teach and cater to the students at nursery level or pre-primary level. This teacher workforce has to undergo the training of the general TT course where the teacher joins the workforce of several other pre-school teachers. The NTT course helps the students who aim to be pre-school teachers in order to facilitate young minds of nursery children. The course provides various methodologies to the teachers who undergo this TT course which is required in teaching the young students that will be essential in the physical, cognitive and social development.
There are also several methodologies which are taught to the teachers to better understand their job roles and enact them in real life. Some of the important subjects taught are instructional strategies, child psychology, classroom management and cognitive development. There are certain standards in NTT course like that of national and international standards which are highlighted in the course fees of various institutes.
The teachers are enlightened with all subjects and communication at nursery level which are better understood by young minds. Teachers need the best training methodologies as it is important to ensure that the basics of the student, who has just stepped into the world of formal education, are clear. The teachers are seen to be role models in molding morals, habits and character into these young minds and therefore require utmost communication skills in order to be an accomplished Nursery teacher.
Nature of Jobs/Roles, Growth Prospects and Salaries
The job opportunities for the Diploma holders in NTT training are very specific like that of Nursery in-charge, Nursery Teacher, or nursery department coordinator. There are further prospects for the diploma holders to study further in Masters of TT training, PG in Pre-school teacher training/primary school teacher training or can continue with their job opportunities in schools and pre-schools. The students of NTT also have opportunities in colleges where they themselves can teach and provide NTT training to students. Nursery blocks also provide employment to NTT students as Nursery teachers, Madam, In-charge or helper, Nursery Manager, Assistant pre-primary teacher, NTT/B.Ed Teacher and also as Home Tutors. The salaries provided to the NTT students are very area-specific depending upon whether they are working in an urban or rural demographic. The level of operation and expertise of the diploma holders also become one of the reasons for specifying their salary. International schools provide good salaries but ultimately a more experienced teacher gets paid more than fresher’s. The table below shows some of the salary statistics and position of NTT diploma holders after TT training
FAQs on NTT
Question : What is the full form of NTT?
Ans : NTT stands for diploma in Nursery Teacher Training.
Qustion : What qualifications are needed for a nursery teacher?
Ans : The minimum eligibility for admission to the NTT training diploma course for one year includes minimum 50 per cent marks in their 10+2 board exams from any recognised institute in any subject.
Question : What is the yearly cost of nursery teacher training (NTT) courses?
Ans : The NTT training fees are usually within the range of Rs 5,000-25,000 for a year. Fees are different for different institutes.
Q: What is the necessity of nursery teacher training (NTT)?
A: Candidates with NTT are able to create a positive learning atmosphere in the classroom which are very important for children to learn better and also to develop their cognitive and social skills.
Q: Can I get a government job after NTT?
A: In order to get a government job one must have other relevant qualification and experiences along with NTT degree. Also, candidates may need to pass the competitive exams to get the government jobs.
Q: What are the job prospects after an NTT course?
A: After achieving the NTT degree, the aspiring teachers can get into the profession of nursery/preschool teaching in government or private schools.
Q: What are the topics taught in NTT?
A: The following topics are taught in NTT -
- Child Care and Health
- Basics of the pre-primary education
- Teaching Methodology
- History and Philosophy of pre-primary education
- Child Psychology
- Nursery school organization, Child Health, and Nutrition and community
- Practical: Viva Voice
- Practical: Arts and Crafts
Q: What is the average salary of nursery teachers?
A: A nursery teacher earns 2-3 lakhs per annum on average.
Q: What are the skills required to be eligible for NTT course?
A: Candidates must have some basic skills along with educational qualifications to be eligible for NTT, these are as follows –
- Energy and enthusiasm in dealing with young energetic kids
- Caring and friendly attitude
- Patience for every kid in class
- Passion for the teaching profession
- Keen sense of eye for detail
- And most important of all excellent communication skills in language suitable to the children
Q: How many semesters are there in NTT course?
A: The 1-year diploma course is divided into 2 semesters, six months each.
Q: What it takes to get an admission in IGNOU NTT courses?
A: Candidates are selected based on their merits based on their marks in class 10, 10+2 board or even graduation for NTT courses in IGNOU.
Eligibility : Lateral Entry 2nd Year
1 . Intermediate/+2
2. Passed 1 Year N.T.T.( 5 or 7 Papers) in any year from any institution /orgnization.
Diploma in Nursery Teacher Training vs Diploma in Early Childhood Education
||Diploma in Early Childhood Education
||Diploma in Nursery Teacher Training
||This course studies knowledge and skills required to manage and understand the development of young children (child to age 6)
||This course enables the candidates to be eligible to become a qualified nursery teacher. The curriculum allows the candidates to provide education that allows them to oversee the development of the candidates.
||Passing 10+2 Level examination in any stream
||Passing 10+2 Level examination in any stream
||Mainly Merit based
||Merit or Entrance based
|Average Course Fee
||INR 12,500-INR 100,000
||INR 12,500-INR 25,000
||INR 3,00,000 - INR 5,00,000
||INR 2,00,000-INR 3,00,000
||Pre-Primary Teacher, Centre Coordinator, Educational Consultant, Home Tutor
||Nursery teacher, assistant pre-primary teacher, NTT B.Ed teacher, home tutor, Teacher In-charge