Rossbracken, Letterkenny, F92 TX99
Wonder Years ECCE Ltd
June 6, 2022

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Job Description

The Quality Development Officer will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering.

Quality Early Learning and Care Provision for children and their families.

Reporting to the management on a time scale TBC will be required.

The programme of work will include responsibility for ensuring the progressive development of the early year’s environment, curriculum planning and mentoring support for the Early Years Educator

Qualifications Required

• Minimum BSC (hons)/ BA (hons)/ Fetac Level 8 equivalent in an early year’s qualification
• Excellent communication skills – fluency in both spoken and written English
• Candidates shall be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.
• Have at least five-years satisfactory relevant experience in the field of Early Years Care and Education;
• Must be prepared to work a full 4 day working week


Experience Required

Demonstrates highly developed skills in the field of Early Years to promote excellence in quality provision.

Has proven ability in developing and delivering guidance on Early Years policy, importance, significance within the organisation and to members of the public.

Has experience in curriculum planning, development and documenting of children’s work and activities

Has the ability to demonstrate the necessary vision, leadership and experience to lead staff in the delivery of the Aistear Curriculum and Siolta Framework.

Understands the role and responsibility of the Quality Development Officer and possess the skills necessary to optimise staff contribution to achieve Organisational

Goals and objectives:

  • Can demonstrate innovation, conceptual and analytical thinking and initiative;
  • Has the ability to work within and lead multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Has a strong, proactive outward looking perspective
  • Possess a clear knowledge and experience of project management.
  • Has a good working knowledge of the legal, regulatory and governance framework within the Early Years Division.
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to establish working relationships with colleagues in Wonderyears, public representatives and other agencies;
  • Possess excellent organisational and IT skills;
  • Has the ability to manage financial resources within a budgetary control framework
  • Possess excellent knowledge of Health & Safety Legislation and Regulations, the implications for the Organisation and the employee, and their application in the workplace in accordance with Wonderyears approach to managing safety in the workplace.

Further Information

(a) General

Through strategic recruitment and selection strategies, Wonderyears endeavours to recruit a competent person to elevate our establishment in quality provision and care

(b) Probation

Successful candidates shall be required to be on probation for an initial period of 3 months, this may be extended if required as determined by Wonderyears.

(c) Remuneration

The current annual salary for this post is €36,500

(D) Working Hours

The normal hours of work will be 37 hours per week. Wonderyears reserves the right to alter the hours of work from time to time. Due to the nature of the work, attendance at CPD and team meetings will be required outside of normal working hours on occasion, including evenings and at weekends. 2 additional hours per week will be remunerated to accommodate this.

How to Apply

Applications must be made on the official application form and all sections of the form must be fully completed.

  • Please do not submit a CV with your application. Only information contained in the application form will be considered when assessing a candidate’s suitability for the post.
  • Applications must submit as an e mail attachment in either Word or PDF format only by email only to info@wonderyearselc.ie
  • Email info@wonderyearselc.ie for an application form.
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