Early Years Assistant Preschool Room

Website Sunflowers Childcare

Small, friendly, family run childcare centre

Early Years Educator Level 5/6/7/8; 40 hours/week required at Sunflowers in Lucan

Sunflowers Childcare is one of the leading full-service early years childcare facilities in Lucan; employing 15 staff and caring for 56 children Monday to Friday aged between 12 months and 12 years. We are currently recruiting for an early year’s educator to work in our Senior Pre-school room (full day-care) with children 3-5 years old. Our opening hours are 7:30am-6:30pm; you will be expected to work 5 x 8hr shifts within these hours. Benefits include 24 days Annual Leave, plus 10 paid Bank Holidays. Paid tea and coffee breaks am & pm, free parking, free hot beverages and a free uniform is provided. Sunflowers supports staff in training for all mandatory courses and also encourages all employees to develop their skills, abilities and childcare career as far as they possibly can.

Start Date: ASAP

Hours: 40hrs/wk; 5 x 8 hour shifts, 7:30am-4:30pm/8:30am-5:30pm/9:30am-6:30pm (varies by week).

Salary: €13.00/hr starting pay

Roles and Responsibilities

As a Room Assistant you will be a key member of the Sunflowers team, responsible for working with a room leader and AIM assistant to deliver high quality care and learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of those children. You will plan, deliver, assess our play-based, emergent curriculum for each child; provide rich and interesting learning environments and experiences, and be warm, kind, compassionate and bring the fun every day!

Some of your duties will be:

Supporting the children’s play, and consequently their learning and development
Ensuring health, safety and well-being of the children
Development of and carrying out curriculum
Promoting positive relationships with parents, children and colleagues
Maintaining professionalism at all times
The successful candidate must have:

· Qualification in Early Childhood Care and Education (QQI level 5 minimum)

· Previous experience working in a busy childcare setting desirable.

· Fluency in both spoken and written English.

· Experience of and desire to be a team player.

· Flexibility, self-motivation, initiative and drive.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From €27,040.00 per year

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