Reading Borough Council

Nursery Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Reading Borough Council (Employer)

Reading Borough Council (Training Provider)

Annual wage £9,254.44
37.0 hours per week This apprenticeship is a full-time role Monday to Friday 8:00am to 6.00 pm.
18 months (duration)
1 October 2022(start date)
Early years practitioner (apprenticeship standard)
27 September 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Here at Reading Borough Council, you can look forward to a rewarding new role as part of a friendly and supportive team. We work together, helping each other to make lives better for people in our communities. If you’d like to be part of our growing future, we can offer excellent training and development, not to mention a range of great benefits.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, Kennet Day Nursery is a well-established workplace day nursery for Reading Borough Council employees situated in the Civic offices. 

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity and inclusion is the key to our success. Reading Borough Council is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to the recruitment and continued employment of people with disabilities.

About the role

You’ll be part of a team that relies on each individual to play their part to the best of their ability. As well as the colleagues that you work closely with every day, you’ll also be part of Team Reading, playing your personal part in making Reading a successful and vibrant place. Our vision is to ensure that Reading realises its potential as a great place to live, work and play, and that everyone shares the benefits of this success.

Our values and behaviours guide how we will achieve this:

Work Together as one team - work collaboratively, with each other and with our partners, and demonstrate the Team Reading values in everything we do

Drive Efficiency - show initiative, be adaptable to change and put forward ideas to help improve delivery and efficiency. Take responsibility for our own learning and development and for reaching our potential

Be Ambitious - be demanding of our own performance – striving to be even better – and be prepared to engage with and challenge leaders in a constructive and positive way

Make a Difference to Reading - maintain the highest levels of customer service and be flexible and willing to provide the services needed at the time they are needed.

Main duties and responsibilies:

  • To maintain a caring and professional attitude towards children, parents and staff
  • To work closely with the nursery team
  • To maintain confidentiality at all times both in the workplace and college
  • Supervising the children’s play both inside and outside of the nursery
  • Provide experiences and opportunities for the children in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • To maintain and comply with all relevant standards of health and safety both in college and the workplace
  • To adhere to the council and nursery policies on equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion
  • To adhere to security measures in the nursery
  • To attend training, staff, room meetings and training days (Sometimes out of hours)
  • To assist in meeting all of the children’s hygiene needs
  • To follow nursery hygiene procedures
  • To assist in the preparation of light meals and snacks
  • To report hazards or potential incidents to a member of staff
  • To undertake light domestic duties

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Once you have completed the apprenticeship you will achieve a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Early Years Practitioner.

This role will be working at our Kennet Day Nursery amongst a team of qualified early years practitioners. You will be required to attend college 1 day per week working towards a qualification in Early Years.

Kennet Day Nursery address: Civic Centre, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This role can lead to many career progressions such like Children's Services, Early Years Services, Schools, Teaching.

Reality Check

This apprenticeship will require: - Enhanced DBS - Handling and Lifting

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Genuine interest in Children

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 1-3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 1-3) Desired
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