Deputy Manager

Website Tots and Co Childcare

Job description
Title: Job Vacancy – Deputy Manager, Tots & Co, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9

Salary: DOE

Paid Annual Leave: 30 days including bank holidays in the first year (1 additional day for each year of employment, up to 35 days)


Ongoing training, upskilling, and educational assistance through our training agreement
Financial assistance with education
Regular performance reviews to assist with professional development by setting and setting goals and support towards achieving them
Uniform subsidy and discounted childcare places (subject to availability)
Employee referral bonus
Social nights, Summer Barbecue and Christmas party
Reduced paperwork with the use of a tablet
Located very close to public transport services
Private pension scheme

Tots & Co is a growing crèche business based in two locations Beaumont Hospital Ground, Dublin 9 & Barrow Street, Dublin 4, with a fantastic opportunity for the right person to grow professionally through our ongoing training, upskilling, and educational assistance, which is offered in our training agreement. We are keen to develop the Assistant Manager into an eventual Branch Manager. You will also be welcomed into a team culture that promotes new ideas and perspectives, giving you autonomy and the freedom to express yourself. Our everyday values are built around Happy Children, Happy Staff & Happy Parents, and we offer a positive work environment where all our staff can learn, develop and avail of opportunities as the business grows. We have a strong team with a friendly and supportive atmosphere, and we would love to hear from you if you have a passion for working with children in your care, you are honest and transparent, and you are interested in joining our team.

Job Purpose:

The deputy Manager will be accountable to the Creche Manager and General Manager-Operations, in the absence of the Manager.

To be a senior member of the Early Years team and take responsibility for assisting the Manager in ensuring that high quality care and best practice standards are maintained at all times.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

To act as the designated person in charge in the absence of the Manager.

To work closely with the Manager to ensure that good quality Early Years Care and School Age Care is delivered throughout the Creche.

To work with staff to provide a team approach to Early Years Care and Education and SAC of high standards.

To act as a positive role model to staff and to provide leadership and direction, particularly in the absence of the Manager.

To assist in the planning and implementation of an age-appropriate and stimulating programme of activities which will enhance the child’s natural growth and development and ensuring the Siolta and Aistear programmes are implemented. Have excellent knowledge and experience in the delivery of the Montessori method and equipment.

To be knowledgeable of all creche policies and procedures and follow them accordingly.

To be knowledgeable of Health and Safety policies and procedures and follow them accordingly.

Work in Rooms when necessary, float between rooms when necessary and cover lunches.

To take on other responsibilities as reasonably requested by the Manager or General Manager – Operations.


Minimum FETAC/QQI Level 7 in Early Years Education.

3 years’ Experience minimum working in childcare with different age groups.

Fluent in English

Flexibility, willingness, diplomacy, and ability to take on any role

Excellent organisation skills with the ability to meet tight deadlines and multi-task

Ability to work as part of a team and under self-directions

Ability to delegate and take constructive criticism.

A love and understanding to providing the highest quality of service for children and families in our care.

Full understanding of Early Years Child Care Regulation 2016 and School Age Child Care Regulation 2019.

Computer skills to include knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point.

Preferably a valid First Aid/FAR, Manual Handling, Children First.

Full clean driving license will be a bonus

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