Mellow Spring Childcare: Afterschool practitioner

  • Mellow Spring Childcare
  • 21/02/2023
Part time Early Years Practitioner/Educator

Job Description

Afterschool  practitioner.  Permanent part-time  contract.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Providing high quality afterschool which will assist in the social, physical and cognitive development of children attending Mellow Spring Childcare Development Centre.
  • Support children with homework or projects as required.
  • Providing feedback to parents in conjunction with the Manager
  • Maintaining a positive approach to children so that each child is encouraged to develop confidence and self-esteem.
  • Maintaining classrooms and other areas within the building used by children, to a high standard of safety and hygiene.
  • Administer First Aid as and when appropriate.
  • Ensuring activities are appropriate to the children’s age and child development opportunities are provided.
  • Ensuring relevant records are kept in accordance with childcare regulations and Centre policies.
  • Working in close co-operation with other staff in the planning and implementing activities to encourage each child’s development.
  • Ensuring routines are followed and planning of activities is carried out in accordance with the High Scope curriculum underpinned by the national frameworks of Aistear and Siolta.
  • Ensuring as a practitioner, all work is undertaken within the values, policies and procedures of the organisation and in the context of current legislation and regulations.
  • To participate in regular supervision with your line manager
  • To actively participate in team and staff meetings and service reviews/ evaluations and to contribute to the development of policy and practice within the Centre.
  • To attend training and avail of continued professional development where practical and available.
  • To report any area of concern to your line manager in a timely manner
  • To show reasonable flexibility in relation to hours of attendance to meet the needs of the work. Work during unsocial hours may be required.
  • To be vigilant to any Health, Safety and Welfare risks in the workplace and bring any concerns to the attention of your line manager or Health & Safety Representative.
  • To undertake other duties as may be requested by the Board of management from time to time.
  • To undertake your work in a manner that is friendly, flexible and info
  • Represent Mellow Spring in a respectable, responsible way at all time

The successful candidate must have

  • A level 6 qualification in Early Childhood Education/Studies
  • Have knowledge of High scope and the National Frameworks
  • Experience Providing quality services to children attending our centre
  • Fluent English
  • Be flexible, cooperative and have the ability to work as part of a team
  • A good working knowledge of Aistear,Síolta and Highscope
  • Up to date First Aid and Children’s First Training or willingness to complete both.
  • Experience of working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of the issues of poverty and social exclusion and its impact on the local area
  • At least 2 years paid experience working in early years.
  • Demonstrate a strong teamwork ethic and the ability to work on own initiative
  • Willingness to take part in CPD and team building activities.


22.5 hours per week.(1:30-6pm)


€14.50 (LEVEL 6) -€17 (Level 8) per hour depending on qualification.

Job Location

Finglas Dublin 11

Qualification Level

Minimum QQI/Fetac Level 6