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Jobs: Early Years Educator

Job Title Company Salary Ref. Status
Early Years Educator Glinisk Community Childcare, Glinsk Negotiable GCC00552 Full Time
Location: Caisleán Óir, Glinsk Community Childcare, Glinsk, Via Castlerea, Co. Galway. F45 PX24.
Date Added: Thursday, April 18, 2024
Start Date for Job: Friday, May 17, 2024
Closing Date for Applications: Saturday, April 27, 2024

Job Details

Job Description:
Role Responsibilities: (Include, but not limited to)
To provide excellence in role modelling best practice
Candidate must be able to work and support our young babies/ toddlers as well as other age groups.
To maintain professional boundaries
To follow the childcare policies, in line with the government guidance and statutory requirements. This also includes Caisleán Óir policies and procedures.
To facilitate the role of a Key person for a cohort of children. This involves facilitating 1:1 Key Person- Parent consultations, preparing learning stories/observations and assessments of learning.
To support and assist in the provision of high – quality Early Years care and learning to children aged 0-6 years of age, in a therapeutic community setting.
Provide the children with, reciprocal interactions with children.
Support activities to benefit the child while delivering a play-based approach.
Support children’s holistic development.
Contribute to the process of Observation & Documentation- Including learning stories and conducting observations & learning stories for children.
Build effective forms of Communication among team members
Liaise with the parents, staff and the inter-agency team where possible. Delivering, a holistic approach that caters for the children accessing the Early Years Preschool & Baby-room.
Engage with opportunities to upskill and access relevant training.
Engage with Team Meetings and reflective practice.
To be flexible and adaptable to suit the service needs when required.
Practice and follow expected hygiene practices involving, good hand hygiene and using Personal Protective Equipment. 
Person Specification
Candidates must hold a minimum of FETAC/QQI level 5/6 Early Years qualification from a recognised body however a level 6/7/8 desired.
Professional certification in Children’s First, First Aid and Hand hygiene to be completed during recruitment or induction.Competences Required
Good interpersonal skills, team player, clear written and verbal communication skills.
Committed to meeting the needs of children and parents 
Personal Attributes
Integrity, honesty, confidentiality and builds trust with others, ability to foster and nurture reciprocal interactions with children & a team player and with flexible approach
9am to 6pm - 40hours
Monday to Friday
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Galway Childcare Committee
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Tuam Road,
Galway H91 Y6D2, Ireland H91 Y6D2

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