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What does "NNEB" mean?

Updated April 17, 2017

"NNEB" stands for the National Nursery Examination Board, and refers to a diploma in childcare that is often attained by people who want to work with young children. Graduates take care of children from newborns to age seven.

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Course overview

The NNEB is a two-year course and provides students with overall knowledge of children within the newborn to seven age group. Students are taught the physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs of children. Graduates are also trained in first aid and how to interact with parents.

Job prospects

Once this degree is complete, graduates can find a job as a nanny or in a nursery school. However, NannyPlus.com recommends that before taking on a nanny job, you obtain extra training in dealing with parents.


The NNEB provides certification for those who wish to work in a nursery. This certification is sometimes also referred to as a Diploma in Childcare and Education.

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About the Author

As a full-time writer in New York's Hudson Valley, Lindsay Pietroluongo's nightlife column and photos have appeared regularly in the "Poughkeepsie Journal" since 2007. Additional publications include "Chronogram," the "New Paltz Sojourn," "About Town" newspaper and "Outsider" magazine. Pietroluongo graduated from Marist College with a B.A. in English.

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