Early Years Educator

Website Early Days Creche

POSITION: Early Days Educator

Salary: 13.00-15.50 P/H

REPORTS TO: Crèche Manager

QUALIFICATION: At least 1 year working in childcare. And must have QQI level 5 or above.

Contact – Tanya Montgomery/Jackie Mayock – Please send an updated CV with all relevant experience, qualifications and references

To work as part of a team to ensure quality care to the children in the service and to work alongside the educators in your room to ensure a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach.

We highly regard play-based emergent curriculum as a fundamental aspect of the role as it underpins our ethos of Early Days. Each educator is allocated 1.5 hours of non-contact time a week and undergoes monthly supervisions with management to ensure you are supported and the quality and standard expected of Early Days staff are practised. Each room holds weekly room meetings and sets goals and delegates tasks for each member ensuring a teamwork approach. We have regular staff incentive nights and staff appreciation. We invite the parents in each term for various parents evenings to encourage partnerships with parents. We promote regular staff CPD and online workshops.

DUTIES:

General

Ensuring compliance with Pre-School Regulations & Tulsa QRFs.
Delivery of consistent, high-quality standards of care, working with the team and management
Have a sound knowledge of play-based emergent curriculum and how to implement it on a daily in your practice.
Liaise with parents and ensure relationships and communications between parents are open, friendly, constructive.
Maintain all required records as part of our policies and procedures.
To ensure that learning stories are practised and to record any significant development for each child and to ensure that this is reflective of the overall planning with your team.
Have a sound knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures in the sector.
To provide an environment that promotes fairness, respect and equality and dignity to the children.
Be a motivated individual who is conscious that the learning environment is always changing and adapting to the children’s interests and needs.
Identify and provide support for individual children for supports.
Other Duties

Participate in relevant training
Attend meetings and prepare reports
Report any concerns to the manager and help provide solutions
Thorough understanding of all policies and procedures in the service and ensure compliance with them in all operations
Keep up to date with all Health and Safety requirements as stipulated by the HSW Act 2005.
Ensure compliance with the Child Care (pre-school) regulation 2016, the Child care Act 1991 and all other relevant legislation and regulations.
Co-operate with the Tulsa and DES pre-school inspector etc when required
Ensure compliance with the Dept of Health and Childcare Guidelines

Qualities and skills required for this role

Excellent time management skills
experience in communicating to parents, staff and children and outside agencies such as Tulsa and the DES.
Good organisational skills
Have a sound knowledge of the child Care Regulations, Health and Safety, First Aid and Human Resources Issues
Be an active listener.
Knowledge of best practises for a childcare setting
Willing to contribute your skills and knowledge to the team
Be a caring, trustworthy and friendly person
Demonstrate respect to children, staff and parents alike
Please note that all roles in Early Days Crèche are flexible and therefore likely to change. This job description will be reviewed regularly and may be amended in line with changing roles or responsibilities.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: Up to €13 -15.50 per hour

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