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Jobs: Early Years Lead Educator

Job Title Company Salary Ref. Status
Early Years Lead Educator Ballinderreen Playgroup Ltd Negotiable GCC00359 Full Time
Location: Ballinderreen. Kilcolgan, Co Galway (only 20 minutes from galway City)
Date Added: Friday, June 10, 2022
Start Date for Job: Monday, August 15, 2022
Closing Date for Applications: Saturday, July 30, 2022

Job Details

Job Description:
Benefits & what we can offer you:
- Competitive rates of pay where we acknowledge your qualifications and time of service with our pay scale.
- Yearly Bonus
- 22 days annual leave
- Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- Educational Assistance
- Time In Lieu for Staff Training/Staff Meetings
-Staff Uniforms
- Further development and training within the industry
- The opportunity to work with a team of dedicated childcare professionals in a purpose built childcare setting
- Free Parking

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: €15.00-€15.80 per hour
Monday to Friday
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Tuam Road,
Galway H91 Y6D2, Ireland H91 Y6D2

Tel.: 091 752 039
Email: mail@galwaychildcare.com
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