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Early Years Practitioners


Assistant Manager & ECCE Room Leader


Early Years Practitioners

Location: Kilrush and Kilkee

Closing date for applications: 4pm on Wednesday 7th February 2018


  • Provide high quality childcare
  • To be able to work as a team
  • To be able to build strong bonds with your key children and their parents.
  • To be able to plan and observe for your key children.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Minimum FETAC level 6 or higher
  • Understanding of play based approach to children’s learning and development
  • Understanding of the curriculum framework – Aistear
  • Commitment to consistent good practice and working in a positive manner.
  • Exhibit a passion for childcare which will be shown through day to day activities.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with children aged 12 months to 4 / 5 year
  • Evidence of a willing and can – do attitude.

To apply, please ensure you can answer yes to the following criteria:

  • I have a full and relevant childcare qualification
  • I can provide my original qualification certificate
  • I am able to provide identification and be fully Garda Vetted


Assistant Manager and ECCE Room Leader 

Location: Kilrush 

Closing date for applications: 4pm on Wednesday 7th February 2018

Job Summary

Cairde Beag are recruiting a senior member of the childcare team to take responsibility for ensuring high quality and best practice standards are maintained throughout the setting. This person will work in close co-operation with the Manager and staff team in relation to the overall delivery of service provided by the Centre.

Cairde Beag operates 2 community crèches in West Clare. We are a not for profit charitable organisation offering affordable childcare to families in West Clare


  • Must hold a minimum Level 7/8 qualification in Early Years care and Education

Key Duties:

  • Assist and support the Crèche Manager in the daily running of the crèche in accordance with The Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016, DES and best practice.
  • Assist and support the Crèche Manager in managing daily programmes, observations, audits, recruitment and selection, inductions, staff rostering, performance management, updating policies and procedures, payroll and finance duties and general administration.
  • Support, supervise, motivate, inspire and develop all staff to the best of their abilities.
  • Ensure the crèche operates within their internal policies and procedures in conjunction with ratio guidelines, legislation & any regulatory requirements.
  • Establish and maintain positive and open relationships with families, children and staff that are based on respect and equality.

Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years’ relevant experience in Crèche facility.
  • Excellent knowledge of current legislation and standards relating to Childcare.
  • Clear understanding and working knowledge of Aistear and Siolta.
  • Administrative, organisation and computer skills.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Full Driver’s Licence is essential.



CLDC is an equal opportunities employer.