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Early Years Centre Managers




Giraffe Childcare

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Job Description:

We are seeking experienced and dynamic Centre Managers for our centres across Dublin with responsibility for sharing the management duties, including the day to day running of the creche centre and to lead and inspire the staff team with best practice standards. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly driven, experienced, motivated individual with a successful track record within the childcare sector to join our team.

What we offer:

Permanent Health Insurance
Life Insurance Cover
Annual leave allowance of up to 23 days
Support for further education and continuous professional development
Childcare support

Responsibilities and Duties:

Responsibility for developing, delivering and managing the daily operations of the Centre in order to ensure a safe, developmentally appropriate environment for children, in line with all regulatory requirements
In depth knowledge of children’s age and stage appropriate holistic needs and development
Dedicated to raising standards in early learning and care and will role model best practice to an outstanding level
Ability to implement the company’s REACH curriculum demonstrating the links between early childcare education theory and practice in line with the National Curriculum Framework of Aistear and the National Quality Framework of Siolta
Ability to take responsibility to put into effect all company policies, procedures, health and safety / risk assessments as stipulated in the Childcare Regulations
Effective people and business management skills with the confidence and skills to cover all business aspects of the role
Excellent knowledge of and ability to implement child protection policies in line with Children First requirements and guidelines
Lead on the development and evaluation of programmes and activities conducive to culturally sensitive learning environments

Qualifications and Skills:

Candidates must have the following.

A minimum of FETAC / QQI Level 6 in Early Childhood Care and Education or equivalent
A minimum of five years in the childcare field and at least two year of these in a management role within the sector
A strong passion for the needs and development of the individual child
Full clean EU driver’s licence and have access to a vehicle

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:

Ability to liaise with parents, guardians and families and build parental partnership
Ability to line manage and supervise a team, supporting their continuous personal development
Communicate effectively in a clear and professional manner at all times
Manage and project occupancy levels
Ability to meet targets and deadlines and manage finances within an allocated budget
Have a full understanding off all guidelines as set out by TUSLA.


Permanent / Full-time

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