• Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Reading
  • £23,500 to £25,979 Per year £ / Year
  • 28 July 2024

Website Reading Borough Council

We are looking for an enthusiastic Level 3 qualified (NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Childcare and Education) Early Years Practitioner to join the team in our Waterside Day Care building in Tilehurst in Reading.

The post is permanent 37 hours per week – the Centre is open from 8.00am to 6.00pm (hours are worked either on an early/late shift basis or compressed over 4 days) – 52 weeks per year.
Required: As soon as possible

A job in early years and childcare is unique and rewarding. You get to be part of a child’s early education and help to shape their future. No matter what the day brings, you’ll feel joy in seeing children grow, learn and flourish.


You will be a keyworker for a group of children and be part of an established, experienced team of staff to meet the needs of individual children’s needs by completing relevant paperwork and working to the revised EYFS.  You will model positive social interaction and play to provide exciting learning experiences. All staff are required to demonstrate inclusive practice at all times.


The successful candidate will:

Be creative, dynamic and a good communicator.
Have a flexible approach to your work with a warm, caring attitude.
Have a good working knowledge of the EYFS and demonstrate a commitment to providing childcare in a non-discriminatory and inclusive manner.
Have experience of working with babies and children from 3 months to 5 years.
We can offer you:

An innovative, inclusive, friendly and exciting place to work with dedicated staff caring for and educating children with a wide range of needs and abilities
Strong, supportive and professional workforce with an established Senior Management Team.
Excellent support from parents, governors and the community.
Safeguarding, Health & Safety and First Aid training along with other training opportunities.
60% Staff discount on childcare fees subject to availability in the nursery school or day care.
Local Government Pension Scheme
Free access to Employee Assistance Programme
This Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   Successful applicants will be required to provide satisfactory background checks, references and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought.


We have a strong commitment to inclusion and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practises.


For further details about the post or to arrange a visit, please contact Waterside office:

0118 937 5677 or email clerk@norcot.reading.sch.uk or visit https://www.norcotearlyyearscentre.co.uk


No agencies please, we are a local authority employer

Closing date: Applications reviewed on submission

Please do not send a C.V. For the purposes of Equal Opportunities we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

To apply for this job please visit reabcli.webitrent.com.