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Childcare Practitioner


Dublin 2Dublin


Co-operative Housing Ireland

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Job Description:

Role & Responsibilities

Co-operative Childcare Ireland has the following vacancies: -

Early Years Practitioner - Full-time (37.5 hours per week) (Island Key)

School-Aged Childcare Practitioners - Part-time (20 hours per week) (Island Key / Brookview  St. Finians)

Relief Early Years Practitioners - (Island Key / Brookview / St. Finians)

The following is a summary of the key responsibilities:

Working as a member of the childcare team in the provision of a child centred programmes for children.

Communicating with parents and other caregivers regarding children’s activities.

Participating in the planning, implementation, documentation and review of the services programmes within the Aistear & Siolta programmes.

Demonstrate a strong teamwork ethic and the ability to work on own initiative.

Ensuring all childcare policies and procedures are implemented.

Recording development and progression milestones of the children.

Maintaining advanced hygiene standards as per regulations.

Participating in training and workshops.

Attending team meetings as arranged by Childcare Service Manager.

Any other duties within the general requirements of the above that may be assigned by the Childcare Service Manager from time to time as appropriate to the position.

2. Eligibility/Personal requirements

Education, Experience & Knowledge

Minimum Level 5/6/7 qualification in Early Year Education/School-Aged Childcare.

At least 1 years paid experience of working in community early years’ service setting.

Knowledge and experience of working within the Aistear & Siolta programmes.

Personal Attributes

Commitment to creating a quality and inclusive child-centred environment.


Understanding, compassion and warmth.

3. Conditions of Employment


The salary scale for this post will depend on qualifications and experience.

Travel & Subsistence

Travel and subsistence will be paid at public sector rates.

Annual Leave

Annual leave will be 22 days (pro rata), exclusive of public holidays.

Duration of contract

The contract is for 1 year with a 6-month probationary period.


Co-operative Housing Ireland offers a pension plan. Employees have access to the scheme on successful completion of their six-month probationary period.

Garda Vetting

All posts are subject to Garda Vetting.


Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm on Friday 12th of July 2019.




Permanent / Full-time

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