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Job Title Company Salary Ref. Status
Pre-school leader The Den creche, Barna The Den creche Negotiable GCC00250 Full Time
Location: Barna, Galway
Date Added: Monday, April 26, 2021
Start Date for Job: Thursday, September 01, 2022
Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Job Details

Job Description:

Duties & Responsibilities
• Pre-planning the activities for each day in advance of the day, and each week in advance (using weekly planners)
• Setting out the room before each setting
• Ensure the overall safety and well-being of the children at all times
• Follow a very precise curriculum with the children
• Prepare a yearly curriculum plan, display it and adhere to same
• Prepare on-going work in advance
• Maintain progress records for each child
• Send home daily report for each child
• Take part in or organise regular fire drills
• Advise management team of any concerns about a child
• Communicate effectively and timely with parents/carers, after consulting Manager
• Ensure that all relevant records are maintained
• Be in place of work at correct times
• Ensure a high standard of personal hygiene
• Maintain a high standard of cleanliness, (as per weekly cleaning schedule) and maintain effective organisational skills within your own room. 
• Carry out regular developmental observations
• Be aware of and implement all security issues
• Ensure all reasonable care is taken of health & safety of yourself, children and parents/carers on the premises
• Report all incidents and accidents immediately to your manager
• To comply with regulations and procedures regarding the following:
o Fire
o Health & Safety
o Hygiene
o Security
o Good childcare practice
o First Aid, safe carrying and safe handling of children
• To attend all training sessions and meetings as requested
• To read, understand and comply with your own responsibilities as defined in the Safety Statement and Employee Handbook.
• To carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by your Manager
• Contribute to the compiling and updating of children’s records
• Ensure confidentiality is respected at all times

Experience & Qualifications
• Possess a Level 6 qualification (as minimum)
• Have a minimum of 2 years experience
• Can achieve Garda Clearance
• Have a thorough knowledge of childcare legislation and regulations
• Be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of Health & Safety standards.
• Be certified in First Aid 
Other Personal Attributes essential
• Sincere and genuine love of children.
• Self motivated.
• Have good organisational skills, (pre-planning and documentation of same)
• Possess excellent interpersonal and communications skills, with children and parents
• Be flexible and a good team player.
• Show initiative and ability to cope well under pressure.
• Possess strong professional ethos at all times.
• To be open minded and flexible to changes and current trends when necessary.
40 hour week, hours between 07:15 - 18:30
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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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