Early Years Assistant

Website Togher Family Centre

Togher Family Centre are recruiting

1 Early Years Assistant, Part-time

Togher Family Centre is a community-based Family Centre in Togher, Cork City. The centre runs a range of services for children between 1-12 years. The service also includes a family support services as well as a range of adult classes and support groups. Togher Family Centre is a progressive organisation committed to providing quality services and interventions to the local community.

Togher Family Centre is currently inviting applications for the position of Early Years Assistant to work with children between 1 and 5 years in the following roles:

Post 1: Early Years Assistant: The Glen

· Minimum of Fetac Level 5 required for this position

· Minimum of 6 months experience in an Early Years setting

· 13 euro per hour

· 16.25 hours per week

· 5 mornings per week

· Fixed term contract

· Please see attached job description

Closing Date: 23/9/22

Selection date: 26/9/22

Interview date: 30/9/22

Start Date: TBC

CV’s and Cover Letters are to be sent to hr@tfamc.ie (Please make it clear in the subject line which post you are applying for)

Please be aware that CV’s where the candidate targets their information to the essential and desirable criteria will receive higher consideration and will allow the interview panel to more accurately assess their suitability for the post.

Job Description

Early Years Assistant


The role of the Early Years Assistant is to work directly with the children and in
addition, to play an active part in the planning, execution and continuous improvement of the
early years programme at Togher Family Centre.
The applicant for this position must hold a minimum FETAC level 5 in early years. If you are unsure
of your qualification for this scheme please contact Cork City Childcare or your local childcare
company to clarify.

Main Responsibilities

Support for Children
• To meet the needs of each individual child through the provision and development of
Quality Early Years programme in partnership with parent and guardians
• To ensure the on-going development and delivery of a quality programme in line with best
practice and in keeping with the ethos and philosophy of the family centre
• To respect and treat as confidential any personal information regarding the children and their
families within the parameters covered by the childcare legislation and in keeping with the
centres code of practice in relation to confidentially

Support for Parents
• To respect and value cultural and family diversity
• The on-going provision of a warm, welcoming and friendly environment
• To actively promote a ‘partnership with parents’ approach
• To liaise with parents and guardians regarding their child’s developmental needs

Programme maintenance and development
• To ensure that the Early Years curriculum provides each child with the opportunity to experience
creative imaginative manipulative social and physical play and that they are given the opportunity
to play with natural materials
• To assist in planning preparation and evaluation of the Early Years programme
• To promote and expand the centres healthy eating programme throughout the Early Years
• To ensure that all equipment and resource materials are maintained to the highest standards if
hygiene and safety
• To ensure that Health and safety procedures are in place at all times for children and co- worker

• To ensure that the records and individual plans for each child’s progression and development are
maintained in line with current legislation, best practice and tin partnership with parents
• Maintain control of fees in collaboration with the administration team
• To maintain appropriate records in relation to health and safety in accordance with childcare
regulation and to ensure ease of access to records by the authorised persons
• To work as part of a team and attend core team meetings

Training and development
• To actively participate in the daily end of session review
• To attend regular supervisory sessions
• To participate in ingoing training workshops seminars
• To keep abreast of current development in the area of Early Years care development and
• To actively participate in relevant childcare network

To undertake any other duties relevant to the post which is requested by the Early Years Supervisor or the
Centre Manager

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