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Early Years Practitioner




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Responsible to: Early Years Childcare Manager Terms: 20 Hours per week Monday – Friday 9am-1pm Job Purpose: To act as a positive role model and be responsible for the delivery and implementation of a high quality play-based curriculum under the guidance of the national quality frameworks Aistear and Síolta both indoors and outdoors. To, guide, observe, stimulate and supervise children in a safe and caring environment as part of the childcare team. Core Duties:  To follow the policies and procedure of the service at all times.  To conduct observation and learning stories for all children.  To organise materials and resources to ensure that they reflect the children’s emerging interests and abilities.  To implement a play-based curriculum that encourages independence and fosters the growth of self-esteem within all children.  To support children’s emotional, social and cognitive development.  To assist in providing healthy snacks which meet the growing needs of children and reflects variation in culture or dietary needs.  To develop and support parental involvement strategies that enhance children’s learning experiences  To ensure that the welfare of children is paramount in accordance with Children First; National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children.  Promote the services in the local community and wider area to assist and support the quality and sustainability of the service. Person Specification:  Commitment to high quality early education  The ability to work in collaboration with a dedicated team  Highly motivated to work on own initiative  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  A professional and enthusiastic disposition  Flexible and adaptable  Demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development  Garda Vetting will be required as part of the recruitment process Qualification and Experience:  A minimum of FETAC Level 5 in Early Years Education  One year post-paid qualification experience of working in an early years  Strong understanding and experience in Early Childhood Education 


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