Early Years Educator

Rossbracken, Letterkenny, F92TX99
4-day week, 8:00am – 5:30pm
Wonder Years Childcare
September 15, 2023

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Job Description

Here at Wonderyears, Educators play a key role in determining the quality of learning and care, which is why we pride ourselves on having an incredibly capable and forward-thinking team. Below are a few of the key roles which are completed by our team on a daily basis:

• Building relationships and creating environments which characterise positive experiences and support early childhood development.• Ensuring communities are inclusive and provide ample opportunities for parents to be involved in their children’s learning and care journey.• Supporting children’s social and emotional development in order to facilitate the development of optimum physical and mental health.• Respond to additional needs and develop care plans to support in conjunction with external professional agencies, parents and children.• Proactively engaging all children and parents, encouraging consistent parental involvement.• Organising events, together with team members, children and the community.• Promoting positive transitions to primary school.• Creating a safe and secure environment for children of all ages to play and explore.

Qualifications Required

Minimum Level 6 required, Level 7/8 preferred.

Experience Required

Responsibilities• Conduct observations of children under the guidance of Aistear and document these accordingly.• Adhere to the policies and procedures of the service.• Cleaning, tidying and storage of equipment and toys after use.• Co-ordinate the implementation of activities suitable for different age groups• Maintain room, and equipment, to ensure the health and safety of children at all times.• Ensure a good standard of hygiene.• Organise materials and toys to the benefit of children.• Support children’s holistic development through planned activities. All planning must be fully completed on a weekly basis.• Attend meetings and undergo training as required.• Be aware of child protection procedures and advise manager should you have any concerns about a child.• Ensure the standard of your work is of high quality with ongoing efforts to develop new learning.• Maintain strict confidentiality, any breach of confidentiality about children or their families will constitute gross misconduct.• Perform other reasonable and relevant duties as may be assigned from time to time.

Further Information

• Four Day Week• Competitive Salary• Attractive Pay scale (ranging from €14 per hour – €17.50 per hour)• Pension Scheme• Scholarship Programme• Quality in-house training• The opportunity to work alongside a forward-thinking team of Early Years Professionals!

How to Apply

Email your CV to Gemma at qpdo@wonderyearselc.ie

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