What is a single word to describe someone who enjoys interacting with children, or/and is good with kids?
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Perhaps nurturer would encompass this, although the word tends to cover a much broader kinds of relationship (e.g. nurse and patient). This also assumes a link between being "good" with kids, and "nurturing" them, and I suppose you can joke around with kids without necessarily nurturing them (like a clown).
Paternal or maternal might also fit the bill, but, again, it also depends on how someone interacts with kids.