7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    28 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,152 to £23,500 Per year

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic Nursery Assistant with a NVQ Level 2 or equivalent experience in childcare and Education 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 assist 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.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to providing childcare in a non-discriminatory and inclusive manner.
  • Have some experience of working with babies and children from 3 months to 5 years.

We can offer you:

  • An innovative, 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.

What the school offers its staff

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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About Norcot Early Years Centre

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 5
Education phase
View all Nurseryjobs
School size
99 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 5

Arranging a visit to Norcot Early Years Centre

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email clerk@norcot.reading.sch.uk.

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