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Jobs: Early Years Educator Ballinderreen Playgroup Ltd

Job Title Company Salary Ref. Status
Early Years Educator Ballinderreen Playgroup Ltd Ballinderreen Playgroup Ltd Negotiable GCC00221 Full Time
Location: Ballinderreen. Kilcolgan, Co Galway.
Date Added: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Start Date for Job: Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Job Details

Job Description:
Duties and Responsibilities
  • To lead ECCE Scheme provision for pre-school children.
  • To take day to day responsibility for children and staff
  • To ensure high standards of care at the centre
  • To develop the Childcare Programmes in line with Aistear and Siolta (reflecting current guidelines). Write up weekly programmes gathering input from staff/children/parents and linking the plans from children’s goals as established through on-going observations.
  • To maintain observations and records of individual children’s progress, and link these to the childcare care programmes.
  • To ensure staff are aware of current thinking and practice in early childhood education, and service delivery i.e. emergent curriculum, outdoor areas extension of classroom.
  • To ensure that you and your team keep accurate records as laid out by management.
  • To liaise with parents /guardians in regards to day to day happenings and deal with general queries and keep Management up to date on all matters.
  • To actively support and co-operate with other staff in their child-care duties.
  • To promote and maintain positive working relationships with other staff.
  • To co-operate and communicate effectively with parents about their children providing daily feedback verbally or written.
  • Assist children with care needs: nappy changes, toileting, feeding, serving meals while adhering to food hygiene practices.
  • Attend meetings and undergo training as required
  • Follow the policies and procedures of the service at all times
  • Cleaning, tidying and storage of equipment and toys after use
  • Maintain room, and equipment, to ensure the health and safety of children at all times
  • Ensure a good standard of hygiene
  • Support children’s developments – emotional, social, physical and cognitive in carrying out activities
  • 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 
Person Specifications
  • Minimum Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework or equivalent in Childcare.
  • Minimum 3 year’s work experience in the sector
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Kindness, warmth and responsiveness to the needs of children
  • Good Communication and Relating Skills with children, staff and parents
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations
  • Current First Aid Certificate desirable
  • LINC certificate desirable
  • Complete Garda Vetting 
  Salary: €12-€14 per hour depending on Qualifications and Experience
Monday to Friday
How to Apply:
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Galway Childcare Committee
9b, Liosban Retail Centre,
Tuam Road,
Galway H91 Y6D2, Ireland H91 Y6D2

Tel.: 091 752 039
Email: mail@galwaychildcare.com
Registered Charity Number: 20047535

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