Unison intends stepping up its campaign to secure improved status and pay for nursery nurses.
Carole Ball, the union's education convener in Glasgow, said: "We don't even have a job remit in many education authorities."
Unison is on delicate ground in examining boundaries between nursery nurses and teachers. Nurses typically earn Pounds 8,000 less for doing a similar job.
The title nursery nurse gives"a totally wrong impression", Christine McAnea, its national officer, says.