Website Giraffe Childcare
We are Ireland's largest and leading Childcare provider
We are currently recruiting for Childcare Practitioners for our centre in Celbridge, Co. Kildare, caring for children from 6 months to 5 years.
Our crèche is located in Celbridge, Co.Kildare off the M4 motorway and accessible by many Dublin bus routes from the city centre.
We have a number of positions available caring for the baby, toddler and pre-school age groups.
What We Offer:
Up to 34 days annual leave including bank holidays and Christmas
Career progression opportunities
Trainee management programme
Ongoing training and development including Manual Handling and First Aid
Enhanced employee benefits including: Bike to Work, Travel Tax Saver Scheme, supplier discounts
Employee gifts: cinema tickets, care packs and so much more
Staff appreciation programme
Staff recognition programme: Employee of the Quarter, Employee of the Year
Talent exchange programme – access to positions across the world
Keep up to date with the leading approaches in early years
Be part of an award winning team
To ensure a safe, secure and healthy environment for the care, safety and welfare of the children
Provide for the holistic needs of the children
Actively engage the children in developmentally appropriate learning activities to facilitate the potential development of each child.
Promote and help maintain an organised, clean, safe, well equipped and culturally sensitive learning environment
Observe and record children’s progress
To communicate effectively with children, parents and staff alike.
Meet established policies and procedures, creating an environment of best practice.
Qualifications & Experience:
In order to be successful in this position the applicant must have:
Minimum FETAC / QQI Level 5 in Childcare or equivalent
Minimum 1 year’s practical experience in a childcare setting
First Aid, Manual Handling and Food Safety training an advantage
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
A desire to learn progressively throughout your career
Sincere and genuine love of children