Child care practitioner

Little Feat
February 9, 2022
Farranboley House, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, Dublin 14, Ireland
Job Type
Hours of Work
35 -40 hoursperweek, time may vary
Education Requirements
Qualification in early childhood education recognised by theDCEDIY
Experience Requirements
6 months
Job Responsibilities
see above
Job Industry
Education and Training
Salary Currency
Job Order


We are currently  urgently recruiting for an experienced and qualified Early years educator to join our team. This is a full-time position and with immediate effect. Please note applicants must have the relevant qualifications / EU passport, or a visa to work, and excellent English. We cannot get work permits for people.

We are looking for a kind, patient, fun loving person to join the team . This is a floating position, covering holidays, and sick leave, filling in where required. This is initially a 6 months contract, however this may be renewed by mutual agreement should circumstances prevail.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience in a range of age groups as you will be working with all groups.


  • Caring for children who are in our full-time care and ensuring that their social, emotional and educational needs are met
  • Feeding, nappy changing, organising age appropriate activities 
  • Looking after their safety and wellbeing to the highest standards. 
  • You will be working as part of a team of dedicated professionals with a child centred approach.
  • Although you will be part of a team, you will be expected to work on your own initiative where necessary


  • Fetac Level 5 in Early Childhood Care & Education is essential as a minimum ( legal requirement)
  • Experience although not essential would be an advantage
  • Have a knowledge of the Childcare Act 1991 & Pre-School Regulations 2016
  • 2 Written References required
  • Qualifications MUST be on the list of recognised qualifications for the DECDIY. This is a legal requirement. If it is not on the list, you cannot be considered.
  • EU passport. You must be eligible wo work in Ireland, we cannot get work visas for those outside the EU

Education & Qualification:

  • Fetac Level 5 in Early Ed or higher- essential
  • Fluent in English- essential (C1)
  • First Aid – an advantage
  • Manual Handling – an advantage

Benefits & Perks:

  • Part of a team of hardworking and dedicated Childcare Practitioners
  • Good Working conditions
  • Ongoing Training & Continuous Professional Development
  • No deductions for staff breaks
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