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Early Years Educators

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Be willing to work with children of various ages from babies to after school children.
  • Perform a variety of tasks, such a nappy changing, toileting, sterilising, feeding, nap supervision and engaging in play.
  • Conduct observations & learning stories for key children.
  • Follow the policies & procedures of the service at all times.
  • Cleaning, tidying and storage of equipment and toys after use.
  • Co-ordinate the implementation of activities suitable for different age groups.
  • Maintain room and equipment to ensure the health and safety of children at all times.
  • Ensure a good standard of hygiene.
  • Organise materials and toys to the benefit of children throughout the day.
  • Support children’s developments – emotional, social, physical and cognitive in carrying out activities.
  • Attend meetings and undergo training as required.
  • Be aware of Child Protection Procedures and advise manager should you have any concerns about a child.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality – any breach of confidentiality about children or their families will constitute gross misconduct.
  • Perform other reasonable and relevant duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Perform school collections as per collections policy.
  • Weekly planning & emerging interests.
  • Floor books & interest tables.

Candidate Requirements

  • Candidates must hold a minimum of Fetac Level 5 (or recognised equivalent) in a childcare qualification and must have relevant experience in a similar role.
  • Please send your CV and cover letter to
  • Candidates must provide 2 x written references and copy of qualification certificates at time of interview. Candidate details will be submitted for Garda Vetting

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