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Early Years Practitioner




Co-operative Housing Ireland (Co-operative Childcare)

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Job Description:

Co-operative Childcare has the following vacancies: -

2 Early Years Practitioner - Full-time (37.5 hours per week) (St Finians – Lucan & Island Key – East Wall)

2 School-Aged Childcare Practitioners - Part-time (20 hours per week -AFTERNOONS) (St Finians – Lucan & Island Key – East Wall)

3 AIM Practitioners - Part-time (15 hours per week & 9 hours per week) (St Finians – Lucan & Brookview – Tallaght)

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.

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.

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.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit a CV and cover letter ensuring the post applied for is easily identifiable. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 20th of January 2020 @ 5pm.

Selection Process

Selection will involve short listing of applicants for interview based on applications and CVs submitted. The short-listing selection criteria are based on the requirements of the job as outlined in this job description.

Co-operative Housing Ireland is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes suitably qualified applicants from all sections of society

All documentation received by Co-operative Housing Ireland will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 and 2003 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR; 2018).


Permanent / Full-time

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