Early Years Childcare Practitioner

8-17 Gaelic Park, Carndonagh, Co Donegal, F93 XDD1
20-40 Hours Per Week
Little Acorns Nursery & Montessori Playschool
November 30, 2022

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Job Description

Purpose of role:

  • To ensure a high standard of physical, personal, emotional, social and intellectual care for all children in their care
  • To report to Room Leader, Manager and Deputy Manager
  • To give support to other team members within the wider service
  • To work as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all children can play, learn and develop.

Key Areas:

  • Work with children and support children’s education and development
  • Assist in planning of safe, creative and appropriate learning opportunities
  • Ensure early years room and equipment is kept in good working order
  • Liaise with Parents/Carers on a daily basis
  • Ensure all activity and practices in room adheres to Aistear best practice and company policies and procedures.
  • To report regularly to Room Leader, the Manager and Deputy Manager and keep them updated

Duties & responsibilities:

  • To ensure interactions with and communications about team members are professional at all times
  • Formulate and operate a programme of activities that meet the individual needs and interests of children in your area in conjunction with other team members and the Manager.
  • To keep records of children’s development and learning journals, share this with parents, carers and other key adults in the child’s life.
  • Ensure learning journals are updated with accurate and relevant information about children’s activities and development.
  • Ensure all record keeping (including that of your team members) is accurate and up-to date within your designated area, including learning journals of all children in you room, accident forms and any other forms/records required for the child’s welfare, learning and development (this includes sleep charts & daily records sheets for younger children).
  • Ensure room checks outdoor checks are conducted in line with service procedures and Health and Safety requirements
  • Liaise with and support parents and other family members
  • To be involved in out of working hours activities e.g. training, staff meetings, room meetings, parents evening, other service events.
  • Undertake and organise certain domestic jobs within the room e.g. preparation of snacks, cleansing of equipment and other such duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined from time to time by the Room Leader and Manager.
  • Work alongside the Room Leader, manager and staff team to ensure that the service philosophy is fulfilled.
  • Read, understand and adhere to all policies and procedures relevant to your role as deemed appropriate for the needs of young children.
  • To ensure confidentiality of all information received by all team members in your area.
  • To ensure that mealtimes are a time of pleasant social sharing and that sleeptime (where appropriate) is a calming time.
  • To develop and maintain strong partnerships and communications with parents/carers to facilitate day-to-day caring and early learning needs
  • To ensure the provision of a high quality environment to meet the needs of individual children regardless of any disabilities family backgrounds or medical history
  • To be aware of the high profile of Little Acorns Nursery, Montessori and Acorns After School and ensure all staff uphold its standards at all times, both within work hours and outside.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: From €13.00 per hour


  • Childcare
  • Company events
  • On-site parking


  • 10 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Qualifications Required

QQI Level 5 in Childcare Essential

Experience Required

+2 Years

Further Information

For further information please candidates are required to email: info@mylittleacorns.com

How to Apply

Please email a copy of your CV to info@mylittleacorns.com

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