Early Years Practitioners – Cover Panel

Bocan, Culdaff Co Donegal F93 CYK1
Bocan Community Creche
May 21, 2021

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Job Description

The duties involved are that of a childcare assistant which includes:

  • Meet the emotional, social, physical and cognitive needs of each child and working with team members under a key worker system.
  • Help coordinate outings as applicable
  • Complete observation assessment of children’s development
  • Report progress of children to parents on a daily and ongoing basis
  • Maintain daily open and professional communication with parents, ensuring that newsletters and notes are given to each parent.
  • Keep accident/ medical reports
  • Respect the principle of confidentiality at all times regarding the children, their families and other staff.
  • Report any suspect abuse to management / designated person, familiarise yourself with the procedures outlined in the Children First National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children 1999, in relation to child protection concerns.
  • Arrange a classroom environment in accordance to program goals and philosophy, providing a safe environment where children can access play opportunities age and stage appropriate.
  • Ensuring all equipment is kept to a high standard of cleanliness at all times. Ensure a sufficient amount of fresh air is circulated within the classroom environment at all times.
  • To set up and clear away and be involved in deciding upon play activities for the day and becoming responsible for the care and maintenance of all equipment and ensuring it meets health and safety standards within the crèche environment
  • Inspect equipment for damage or lost materials, bring to the attention of management any health and safety concerns you may have.
  • Attend any training considered necessary by management or the committee, and also from your own initiative.
  • Work with assistants, aides and volunteers in the classroom in a professional manner at all times.
  • Keep all appropriate records such as, attendance and time sheets, cleaning, incident reports etc…
  • Meet all applicable licensing regulations and those set out by Siolta and Aistear
  • Familiarise yourself with crèche Policies and Procedures
  • Familiarise yourself with the pre-school inspection guidelines 2006-2016. Liaise with the Health Board Consultants during inspections.
  • Be aware of the crèche behaviour policy and follow this.
  • To work independently in a confident manner is a must, but also to adapt to working with an energetic fun team
  • Fluent English

And other duties that may be assigned to you from time to time as appropriate to your position.

·        This includes playing an active role in the day to day running of the crèche.

Bocan Community Crèche Ltd., is an equal opportunities employer and acts within the scope of the Employment Equality Act 1998 and 2004 and the Equal Status Act 2000

Qualifications Required

QQI (FETAC) Level 5 and Above or equivalent

Experience Required

Preferred but not essential.

Further Information

We are updating our cover panel to cover all  types of leave due to this there will be no set hours and hours will vary.

How to Apply

Please Email your CV to bocancommunitycreche@yahoo.ie or

Post your CV to Caroline Borden Manager Bocan Community Creche, Bocan, Culdaff,  Co. Donegal F93CYK1

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