Nursery Apprentice
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: CRS/22/205824
  • Published: Tue 30/08/2022, 14:06 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 27/09/2022, 14:06 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £197.97 a week (£4.81ph)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire

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Nursery Apprentice

Nursery Apprentice

Year 1 - National Minimum Wage for Apprentice

£177.97 a week (£4.81ph)

Year 2 – National Minimum Wage

Full time 37 hours

Fixed Term Contract

Level 2 - 15 months

Level 3 - 18 months

Ref: RES0342

About us

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. So be part of an organisation that will genuinely value you and your contribution to our success.

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

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.

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

About you

The ideal candidate for this position should:

  • Have a caring attitude and a genuine interest in children.
  • Be able to communicate effectively with children, parents and staff
  • Able to follow nursery guidelines and procedures.
  • Be numerate and literate.
  • Work towards meeting the requirements for completing the Level 2 Early years Practitioner or Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Meet deadlines for example assignments, assessments and Nursery targets.
  • Have good attendance and punctuality.

Our offer

We offer a supportive environment to grow and develop your career with the opportunity to put your ideas across. Innovation and ambition is strongly encouraged, and you’ll get a great feel for that working in our friendly and collaborative environment.

A competitive salary alongside a range of benefits including:

  • Generous holiday entitlement - 24 days holiday each year plus bank holidays - rising to 32 days after 10 years' service, with the option to buy additional leave
  • A wide range of flexible working opportunities 
  • Modern working environment at the Civic Offices in the heart of Reading
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • On-site day nursery (Kennet Day nursery) rated outstanding by Ofsted, and a salary sacrifice scheme to help lower the cost of your nursery fees
  • Season Ticket Loan - to help with the cost of your rail/ bus journey, to & from work
  • Lease car salary sacrifice scheme allowing you to lease a brand new, greener car for three years.  The monthly fee includes insurance, servicing and road tax

For more information on this position please contact

Closing Date:  27th Sept

Interview Date: tbc


Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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