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  • 05/05/2022
Full time Early Years Practitioner/Educator

Job Description

Location Christchurch Crèche & Montessori School is currently seeking an experienced Early Years Educator for our city centre crèche

We operate from a modern, purpose-built workplace crèche in Dublin City.

Reporting to the Crèche Manager, the successful candidate will form part of a 9 staff team which provide Childcare and Pre-school services to the children of the staff of Dublin City Council.

Established in 1998, we pride ourselves on offering A children first best practice centre with a welcoming atmosphere & many staff benefits, we value our staff immensely!  We are dedicated to providing both children and staff with a happy ‘home from home’ environment, full of adventure, love and education. The Early Years Educator will have responsibility for sharing the duties of running the pre school classroom, with best practice standards. This is an exciting opportunity for a experienced, motivated individual, with a successful track record within the childcare sector.

What we offer:

Excellent salary scale

Pension opportunities

Health Insurance

Generous Annual leave allowance

Support for further education and continuous professional development

Childcare support

Car parking


Roles and Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities of the Position:

To support the Manager and the staff to work in accordance with the policies and procedures of the service and to ensure their practices within the room are in accordance with these.

Excellent communication, meticulous record keeping

Familiarise, maintain and update all mandatory regulations as set out by Tusla

Ability to take responsibility to put in to affect all company policies, procedures, health and safety/risk assessment as stipulated in the Childcare Regulations 2006.

Lead on the development and evaluation of programmes and activities.

Ensure observations and records of individual children’s progress are maintained and that children’s needs and interests identified through staff observations are reflected in planning.

Ensure the health, safety and development needs of the children in our care are met at all times.


Display kindness, warmth, and responsiveness to the needs of children and parent

Be prompt and timely

Weekly planning 

Documenting of curriculum

Ensure rooms are kept clean and organised.

Work as part of a team

Perform any other reasonable duties that may be assigned from time to time


The successful candidate must have

Qualifications and Skills - Candidates must have the following:

A minimum of Fetac Level 6 in Childcare

A minimum of 2 years in the childcare field

A strong passion for the needs and development of the individual child

Garda vetting clearance (if successful)

 - 2 validated references

 - First Aid, Manual Handling and Child Protection is an advantage

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:

Ability to liaise with parents, guardians and families and build parent partnership.

Support their continuous personal development

Communicate effectively in a clear and professional manner at all times

In depth knowledge of children’s age and stage appropriate holistic needs and development.

Dedicated to raising standards in Early Learning and Education and will role model best practice to an outstanding level

Ability to implement the curriculum, demonstrating the links between early childcare education, theory and practice in line with the National Framework Curriculum of Aistear & Siolta.






Job Location


Qualification Level

Minimum Fetac Level 6, Minimum Fetac Level 8