Early Years Educator

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

CHI Childcare is seeking a full-time “Early Years Educator” to work in its St. Finians Childcare Service in Lucan, Co. Dublin. The position will be a 1 Year Fixed-Term Contract, 37.5 hours a week (Monday – Friday) and reporting to the Childcare Services Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working as a member of the childcare team in the provision of a child centred programme for school aged children.
  • Acting as a practitioner for a number of children as directed by the Childcare Service Manager.
  • Communicating with parents and other caregivers regarding children’s activities.
  • Participating in the planning, implementation, documentation and review of the services programmes.
  • Ensuring all policies and procedures are implemented in the carrying out of duties.
  • Maintaining the cleanliness of the service in collaboration with the Team.
  • Participating in all training and workshops as arranged by the Childcare Service Manager.
  • Attending all team meetings as arranged by Childcare Service Manager.
  • Any other duties within the general requirements of the above that may be assigned by the Childcare Service Manager from time to time as appropriate to the position.


  • Minimum QQI Level 5/6/7 qualification in Early Year Education/School-Aged Childcare.
  • At least 1 years’ paid experience of working in community early years’ service setting.
  • Knowledge and experience of working within the Aistear & Siolta programmes.
  • A commitment to creating a quality and inclusive environment for early years learning and continuous professional development.
  • Flexibility in approach to tasks and an appreciation of the importance of teamwork.


  • 22 days annual leave.
  • Salary dependent on qualifications and experience.
  • Access to Pension Plan after completion of Probation.
  • Travel and subsistence allowance paid at public sector rates.
  • Training Opportunities.

How to Apply:

Those interested in applying for this role should submit their CV and a cover letter to [email protected].

The closing date for applications is Thursday the 12th of March 2020.

Selection Process:

Selection will involve short-listing of applicants for immediate interviews based on applications and CVs submitted.  The short-listing selection criteria are based on the requirements of the job as outlined in this job description.

Co-operative Housing Ireland is an equal opportunities employer

Co-operative Housing Ireland

Co-operative Housing Ireland (CHI) is the national organisation representing, promoting and developing co-operative housing in Ireland. Since our foundation in 1973 we have provided over 5,000 homes through homeownership, shared ownership and social rented co-operatives and we continue to manage 2,000 homes across Ireland as well as providing a network of childcare services in our communities.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@cooperativehousing.ie