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Nursery Little Dragons
Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
57-59 Bath Road
£22,383 per annum
Salary period
30/06/2024 23:59

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Assistant Nursery Nurse

Band 2

Job overview

Are you a level 2 Qualified Nursery Assistant looking for a new role within an NHS Nursery who are part of an “Outstanding” rated Trust?

Do you want to work as part of team that makes you feel valued, within a workplace that takes staff wellbeing seriously?

Here at Little Dragons in Reading we are looking for  Nursery Assistants to join our team on a fulltime basis.

We are a team of hard-working professionals ranging from Nursery Trainees to Degree Level practitioners and we are looking for likeminded individuals who are passionate about providing a stimulating, friendly and caring environment for the children in our care.

As level 2 Nursery Assistant you will support a Nursery Nurse with a group of children whom you will provide daily care and activities as well as assisting in the completion of developmental reviews. We offer care and education for children, from 6 months old, up until they start school in Reception. You will be expected to maintain the standards of care and learning opportunities for the children in a safe and stimulation environment, supporting the Early Years Foundation Stage. 

Being owned by the NHS, our nurseries come highly recommended by families and the standard of care demonstrated for all children links to the expectations that the NHS portray worldwide.

We offer full day care for 51 weeks per year, from 7.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday in which you will work on a rota basis for 37.5 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide the best possible care and stimulation for the children of the nursery meeting their physical, intellectual, emotional and social needs in a non-discriminatory manner. 
  • To work in partnership with parents and encourage their involvement in the aims of the nursery and in all aspects of their child’s care. 
  • To provide and maintain records as necessary and appropriate, in line with the EYFS Statutory Framework.  
  • to attend training courses, to ensure that modern, innovated and forward looking practices are maintained and to allow for personal career development. 
  • To assist in the daily domestic management of the nursery; ensuring that the nursery is kept safe, secure and clean at all times. 

Working for our organisation

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC, we’re committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer. We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you’ll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:

  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:

  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance.
  • 27 days’ annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • ‘Cycle to Work’ and car leasing scheme
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave.
  • Free parking across Trust sites

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The “must haves” for this role:

  • NVQ 2 in childcare or equivalent qualification in line with those listed on the ‘qualification finder’ section of
  • An understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • A knowledge of safeguarding children and child protection

If you’re someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and let’s be outstanding together.


We welcome a conversation about flexibility and any other questions you may have. Please don’t hesitate to call: Rebecca Croft on 0118 9585316 or email [email protected] who’ll be delighted to help.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person specification

Education / Experience

Essential criteria
  • Level 2 NVQ or equivelant

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoDisability confident employerCarer confident logo, the employers for carers confident schemeCare quality commission - OutstandingStonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Armed Forces Covenant

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kuljinder Johal
Job title
Talent Acquisition Partner
Email address
[email protected]
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