Level 3 Early Years SEND Practititoner required asap

Due to expansion of our SEND provision we are looking for enthusiastic, flexible and motivated Early Years Practitioners to work in this large and busy Nursery School with children aged between 2-4 years.   Blagdon Nursery has been at the heart of the Whitley community for over 80 years.  This position is in our SEND resources so experience and knowledge of SEND (Special Educational Needs or Disabilities) would be advantageous.

We can offer;

  • an opportunity to work in an exemplary Early Years setting
  • the opportunity to develop your skills and experience throughout our Federation of three outstanding Nursery Schools
  • training and continuous professional development
  • a positive and enthusiastic staff, who are committed to achieving the best outcomes for our children
  • the benefits of working for the Local Authority, including pension scheme and the employee assistance scheme


The successful candidates will;

  • be qualified to Level 3 in Early Years Education and Childcare
  • have a working knowledge of the updated Early Years Foundation Stage and of child development; and be passionate about working with this age group
  • be confident in observing and assessing children’s development, preferably with experience of using Tapestry
  • have a good knowledge of Safeguarding practices
  • be motivated, creative, enthusiastic and a good team player
  • be reliable, flexible and have good communication skills


Reference Number: BLAD 01/24                                     Closing date: midday Wednesday, 21st February 2024

*Applications will be considered upon receipt


For an application pack please email: admin@blagdonnursery.reading.sch.uk or visit www.reysfederation.org or download pack below.


Please do not send a C.V. For the purposes of Equal Opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms. 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.  Successful applicants will be required to provide satisfactory background checks, references and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought.