Job Vacancies

Reading University Students' Union provides an exciting and varied working environment for both students and staff. RUSU is committed to ensuring the best services are delivered to the student membership, which means investing in enthusiastic and skilled staff. To find out more about how you could join this vibrant team please see the vacancies listed below.

Should you be interested in this vacancy or know someone who is interested, then please e-mail for further information or call 0118 378 4100.

Working at Little Learners Nursery

RUSU provides up to 106 places in our purpose built Little Learners Day Nursery on the Whiteknights Campus. We are looking for the following highly motivated and energetic staff to work flexibly as part of a friendly team that prides itself on providing exceptional standards of childcare. The ideal candidates will have a good understanding of how children learn through play and will have planned for children’s learning using the Early Years Foundation Stage in partnership with the children’s parents. A sound knowledge of safeguarding and health and safety is also essential.

Qualified Nursery Nurse – £14,479 to £17,300 p.a. – Full time, permanent positions

We have full time vacancies for qualified Nursery Nurses working 4 days a week, 35 hours from 8am to 6pm with breaks.

We are looking for highly motivated childcare practitioners who are passionate and dedicated to working with children from babies to pre-school age and who can demonstrate a sound commitment to childcare knowledge, safeguarding best practice and health and safety.

For these roles you should be qualified to NVQ level 3 in childcare or hold a DCE or NNEB or equivalent qualification.

Nursery Room Leader 0’s - 2s, £17,733 to £19,283 p.a. – Full time, permanent position

We are looking for a highly motivated Room Leader to take the lead role in managing a team caring for children in one room, supported by the Unit Head. The ideal candidate will have a sound knowledge of children’s development and EYFS, previous experience of working in a childcare setting, NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in childcare and demonstrable knowledge of safeguarding practices. The ability to communicate effectively with parents, carers and other professionals is essential, as is the ability to establish positive relationships with children.

This is a full time role working 4 days a week, 35 hours from 8am to 6pm with breaks. This is a room based role.

Nursery Unit Head 0’s – 2’s £22,245 to £24,544 p.a. – Full time, permanent position

We are looking for a Unit Head to oversee the ‘Daisies’ Baby Unit. You should be able to demonstrate previous experience of managing a team as well as childcare experience with the 0’s to 2’s age range. You should be qualified to at least NVQ level 3 or equivalent in childcare and demonstrate sound knowledge of safeguarding.

Good communication skills with your team, colleagues, parents and external professionals are essential. This role will act as third in charge on occasions.

This is a full time role working 4 days a week, 35 hours from 8am to 6pm with breaks. This role will involve being room based to model good childcare practice and to mentor the staff team.

Nursery Apprentice – appropriate apprentice rate paid

This role is to train to become a qualified Nursery Nurse either achieving intermediate or advance level in a Children and Young People’s workforce qualification (or equivalent). During the course of your training you will work as part of the team to care for children within the setting. The role will involve gaining knowledge and hand on practical experience of child development.

This is a full-time role working 35 hours over 5 days with part of this time undertaking a course of study. This is a fixed term contract until completion of training.

Terms & Conditions

These roles are subject to: an enhanced DBS criminal records check in the UK and abroad as appropriate; reference checks and a probationary period.

It is an offence under section 76 of the Childcare Act 2006 for Little Learners to employ a member of staff in connection with early year's provision who is disqualified from registration. Details of what disqualifies people from registration are set out in the regulations made under section 75 of the Childcare Act 2006.

Please contact or phone 0118 378 4100 for an application pack if you are interested or if you know anyone else who may be interested in any of the above roles.

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