Early Years Manager/Director

  • Bonnybrook Early Education Centre
  • 30/06/2022
Full time Manager

Job Description

The Early Years Director will report to the Board of Management.

Duties include:

  •  Overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Centre.
  • Organisation of a safe and stimulating environment for the children attending the Centre. Ensuring adherence to all health and safety requirements.
  • To act as positive role model and provide leadership to staff in relation to all aspects of early education practice, and to ensure they can effectively fulfil their roles within the centre.
  • Planning and implementation of all educational programmes and ensuring best practice in line with the national curriculum Aistear and Siolta the early years quality framework.
  • To ensure that all practice is child centered and responsive to the needs of children.
  • To have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of equality issues and the different customs, cultures, and family structures to ensure that equality and diversity is recognized and celebrated throughout the curriculum.
  • To ensure an effective communication system with parents/guardians is maintained and to carry out induction meetings with parents.
  • Act as the Designated Liaison person as per Children First legislation.
  • Ensuring Children First legislation is implemented and adhered to and that all staff have undergone and updated the appropriate training
  • Development and maintenance of all documentation for Tusla, statutory requirements of the service, Pobal requirements, employment requirements.
  • To comply with all the relevant legislation, regulations, and all preschool inspections.
  • Supervision and support to all the centre’s staff.
  • Supervising all work carried out in the centre.
  • Reading staff records of the children, arranging children’s reviews and where necessary requesting additional special reports from the staff.
  • Convening regular staff meetings.
  • Conducting regular staff reviews.
  • Attending meetings concerning the children in the centre, e.g., case conferences, reviews, meitheals etc.
  • Organizing and planning Selection Committee meetings.
  • Arranging starting dates and assigning children to suitable groups.
  • Contacting referring workers and or members of the community care team or other agencies when necessary.
  • Acting as health and safety officer and ensuring all health and safety procedures are observed and a risk management system is in place.
  • Inviting and encouraging parents to participate in the work of the centre and to contribute to the ongoing development of the service. Recognizing parents as the primary educators of their children.
  • Organisation for individual and group meetings with parents.
  • Organising and ordering of food, cleaning materials and replacement of school equipment.
  • Overseeing the work of the cook and planning menus, which are nutritious and economical. Ensuring that the kitchen adheres to all the necessary regulations of public health.
  • Overall maintenance of the premises.
  • Liaising with all outside agencies. Making connections with other local community groups to ensure best practice.  Building connections with all the local primary schools to assist children make a good transition to primary education.
  • The manager will report/liaise as appropriate with County Childcare Committee, DCEDIT, national voluntary organizations and other external agencies.
  • The Manager will report/liaise with the range of services provided by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency which has responsibility for the following range of services:
  • Child Welfare and Protection Services, including family support services.
  • Early Years (pre-school) Inspection Services
  • Educational Welfare responsibilities including School completion programmes and Home School Liaison
  • Domestic, sexual and gender-based violence services
  • Services related to the psychological welfare of children
  • Alternative Care and Adoption
  • Keeping of all centre accounts. The centre uses accounting software such as QuickBooks.  A good working knowledge of the various Pobal funding streams e.g., ECCE schemes, NCS and AIM.
  • Anticipating and monitoring spending for the centre. Creating financial budgets and ensuring the centre remains within budget and is financially viable.  Operate the company within the given budget and liaise with the accountants as appropriate. Ensure parent fees are paid and implement credit control procedures for non-payment of fees.
  • Recording of all centre’s business and preparation of Managers report, financial report, and budget plan to the board of Management.
  • Attending meetings of the Board of Management.
  • Responsibility for the evaluation and development of the service to ensure it is meeting and anticipating the needs and aims of the centre.
  • Carrying out an annual review of the service, which includes children’s and parents’ views.
  • Ensuring that staff continually update their skills and add to their knowledge by ensuring appropriate CPD training is organized and availed of.
  • Assist in the formation, review and updating of centre’s policies and procedures and to ensure the implementation of same.
  • Carrying out any other work deemed appropriate within the context of the service.

Bonnybrook Early Education Centre CLG reserves the right to review this job description in line with regulatory/ sectoral changes in Early Years sector.

This job description is a guide to the general range of duties assigned to the post holder.  It is intended to be neither definitive or restrictive and is subject to periodic review with the employee concerned.

Terms and conditions of employment

Tenure

Full time contract

Remuneration

Director/Manager scale:

42,658 - 44,078 – 45,496 – 46,915 – 48,334 – 49,978 – LSI (1) after 3 years on max, 51,617 LSI

Working week.

35-hour week

Annual Leave

10 weeks- The holiday year runs from 1st September and generally follows the school year.

Probation

The appointment will be subject to a probationary period of 12 months.

Protection of Persons reporting Child Abuse Act 1998 and Children First 2011

Garda Vetting: the successful candidate must comply with Garda Vetting as per the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act

Vetting disclosures from the National Vetting Bureau of the Garda Siochana in accordance with the Act of 20212

Job Description.

The Early Years Director will report to the Board of Management.

Duties include:

• Overall responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the Centre.

• Organisation of a safe and stimulating environment for the children attending the Centre. Ensuring adherence to all health and safety requirements.

• To act as positive role model and provide leadership to staff in relation to all aspects of early education practice, and to ensure they can effectively fulfil their roles within the centre.

• Planning and implementation of all educational programmes and ensuring best practice in line with the national curriculum Aistear and Siolta the early years quality framework.

• To ensure that all practice is child centered and responsive to the needs of children.

• To have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of equality issues and the different customs, cultures, and family structures to ensure that equality and diversity is recognized and celebrated throughout the curriculum.

• To ensure an effective communication system with parents/guardians is maintained and to carry out induction meetings with parents.

• Act as the Designated Liaison person as per Children First legislation.

• Ensuring Children First legislation is implemented and adhered to and that all staff have undergone and updated the appropriate training

• Development and maintenance of all documentation for Tusla, statutory requirements of the service, Pobal requirements, employment requirements.

• To comply with all the relevant legislation, regulations, and all preschool inspections.

• Supervision and support to all the centre’s staff.

• Supervising all work carried out in the centre.

• Reading staff records of the children, arranging children’s reviews and where necessary requesting additional special reports from the staff.

• Convening regular staff meetings.

• Conducting regular staff reviews.

• Attending meetings concerning the children in the centre, e.g., case conferences, reviews, meitheals etc.

• Organizing and planning Selection Committee meetings.

• Arranging starting dates and assigning children to suitable groups.

• Contacting referring workers and or members of the community care team or other agencies when necessary.

• Acting as health and safety officer and ensuring all health and safety procedures are observed and a risk management system is in place.

• Inviting and encouraging parents to participate in the work of the centre and to contribute to the ongoing development of the service. Recognizing parents as the primary educators of their children.

• Organisation for individual and group meetings with parents.

• Organising and ordering of food, cleaning materials and replacement of school equipment.

• Overseeing the work of the cook and planning menus, which are nutritious and economical. Ensuring that the kitchen adheres to all the necessary regulations of public health.

• Overall maintenance of the premises.

• Liaising with all outside agencies. Making connections with other local community groups to ensure best practice. Building connections with all the local primary schools to assist children make a good transition to primary education.

• The manager will report/liaise as appropriate with County Childcare Committee, DCEDIT, national voluntary organizations and other external agencies.

• The Manager will report/liaise with the range of services provided by Tusla, the Child and Family Agency which has responsibility for the following range of services:

o Child Welfare and Protection Services, including family support services.
o Early Years (pre-school) Inspection Services
o Educational Welfare responsibilities including School completion programmes and Home School Liaison
o Domestic, sexual and gender-based violence services
o Services related to the psychological welfare of children
o Alternative Care and Adoption

• Keeping of all centre accounts. The centre uses accounting software such as QuickBooks. A good working knowledge of the various Pobal funding streams e.g., ECCE schemes, NCS and AIM.

• Anticipating and monitoring spending for the centre. Creating financial budgets and ensuring the centre remains within budget and is financially viable. Operate the company within the given budget and liaise with the accountants as appropriate. Ensure parent fees are paid and implement credit control procedures for non-payment of fees.

• Recording of all centre’s business and preparation of Managers report, financial report, and budget plan to the board of Management.

• Attending meetings of the Board of Management.

• Responsibility for the evaluation and development of the service to ensure it is meeting and anticipating the needs and aims of the centre.

• Carrying out an annual review of the service, which includes children’s and parents’ views.

• Ensuring that staff continually update their skills and add to their knowledge by ensuring appropriate CPD training is organized and availed of.

• Assist in the formation, review and updating of centre’s policies and procedures and to ensure the implementation of same.

• Carrying out any other work deemed appropriate within the context of the service.

Bonnybrook Early Education Centre CLG reserves the right to review this job description in line with regulatory/ sectoral changes in Early Years sector.

This job description is a guide to the general range of duties assigned to the post holder. It is intended to be neither definitive or restrictive and is subject to periodic review with the employee concerned.

Terms and conditions of employment


Tenure

Full time contract

Remuneration

Director/Manager scale:

42,658 - 44,078 – 45,496 – 46,915 – 48,334 – 49,978 – LSI (1) after 3 years on max, 51,617 LSI


Working week.

35-hour week.

Annual Leave

10 weeks- The holiday year runs from 1st September and generally follows the school year.


Probation

The appointment will be subject to a probationary period of 12 months.

Protection of Persons reporting Child Abuse Act 1998 and Children First 2011

Garda Vetting: the successful candidate must comply with Garda Vetting as per the National Vetting Bureau (Children and Vulnerable Persons) Act

Vetting disclosures from the National Vetting Bureau of the Garda Siochana in accordance with the Act of 20212

 

 

 

Roles and Responsibilities

Service Director

The successful candidate must have

BA Early Education level 7/8 minimum

3 years experience in the sector minimum

Hours

35 hours a week

Salary

Director/Manager scale: 42,658 - 44,078 – 45,496 – 46,915 – 48,334 – 49,978 – LSI (1) after 3 years on max, 51,617 LSI

Job Location

Bonnybrook Early Education Centre, Bunratty Drive, Coolock, Dublin 17

Qualification Level

Minimum Fetac Level 7