Entries by Aisling Heffernan

Minister O’Gorman announces €325,000 under the Parent and Toddler Group Grants Initiative 2022

From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 13 May 2022 Last updated on 13 May 2022 Minister for Children, Disability, Equality, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, is pleased to announce the details of the Parent and Toddler Group Grants Initiative 2022. The Minister has secured funding of €325,000, which will be allocated to Parent […]

Minister O’Gorman Launches the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2020/2021

From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 13 May 2022 Last updated on 13 May 2022 Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, has launched the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report for 2020/21. The report is produced annually by Pobal on behalf of the DCEDIY and is the nineteenth in […]

Lilliput Montessori is Recruiting!

Lilliput Montessori are looking for an enthusiastic staff member to join our team. The position is until end of June 2022 with a possibility of extension. Hours are 9.15am – 4pm. We are looking for an assistant with minimum Level 5. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join our dynamic team. […]

Bluebells Creche and Preschool are Recruiting!

  We cater for children from 1 – 5 years and are currently seeking 2 Early Years Practitioners to join our                    team. Full and Part-time positions available. Hours and pay are negotiable for the right candidate.   Minimum requirements:               Level 5 in Early childhood studies […]

Ballyhale Creche & Montessori are Recruiting!

Ballyhale Creche and Montessori is currently recruiting full -time and part-time early years practitioners to join our growing team.  Summer work also available which may suit educators in ECCE only services Successful candidates should have: a childcare award from a recognised body or a DCYA recognition certificate, minimum FETAC level 5. Send CV  to Anne […]

Childminder Event

  Kilkenny CCC will host a free Regional Childminding Event on Tuesday May 17th at 7.30pm. The event will give a presentation on ‘A Guide to Becoming a Childminder’ All childminders are welcome, both new and existing. Call 0567752865 or email [email protected] to book your place.

Minister for Children launches Supporting Parents, a national model of parenting support services

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today launched Supporting Parents: A National Model of Parenting Support Services. Supporting Parents is a cross-government approach to ensuring: • Greater awareness of parenting support services • Greater access to parenting support services • More inclusive parenting support services • Needs-led and evidence-informed parenting support […]

Kilkenny Community Early Years Project is Recruiting!

Kilkenny Community Early Years Project is a cross community, needs based Early Years service catering for children aged 2 to 6 years. KCEYP works to support children and families to reach their full potential in all areas of development, through the implementation of a play based emergent curriculum, while using a partnership approach in assisting, […]

Childminder Little Library Initiative.

Calling All Childminders in Kilkenny In conjunction with the National Action Plan for Childminding Kilkenny County Childcare Committee invites you to collect your free little library book bag from your local library. We will be in: Castlecomer on Wed 13/04/2022 @ 11:30 – 12:30 Graiguenamanagh on Thu 14/04/2022 @ 10:00 – 11:00 Ferrybank on Tue […]

Fr McGrath Centre are Recruiting an Afterschool Project Worker!

The Fr. McGrath Centre is seeking to employ a part time afterschool project worker. We are a school-aged childcare service that provides care and support for families in the community. This post will be responsible for the planning and implementation of activities based on the needs and abilities of the children in your care. The […]

A Parents Guide to Childcare in Ireland.

This useful guide explains Childcare in Ireland for parents, developed by the Department of Children, Equality, Diversity, Integration & Youth.  It has been translated into Ukrainian and Russian. The guide can be accessed below or by contacting Kilkenny CCC on 0567752865.   A-Parents-Guide-To-Childcare-In-Ireland-English-Language-Version A Parent’s Guide To Childcare In Ireland Ukrainian A Parent’s Guide To […]

Minister for Children announces free books for all children starting school in September

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today announced the roll-out of the First 5 My Little Library Initiative. The initiative will see more than 60,000 children starting school in September invited to collect a free book bag and join their local library, with participating children and their parents receiving an invitation […]

Nurture & Grow Childcare are Recruiting!

Nurture and grow childcare centre and pre school, situated in Ferrybank, Waterford are looking to hire a new staff member. Start part time asap for 3 part time and 2 full time days a week, building up to full time hours from June onwards. The position is for a childcare assistant in the preschool room. […]

Little Steps Country Creche are Recruiting!

Term Time Contract with the option of Summer Holiday Relief. We are looking for an experienced, dedicated AIM Support Worker to join our team of childcare professionals at Little Steps Creche. This position is to provide AIM support in our ECCE class. Immediate start(subject to reference checks and Garda vetting clearance).   Please send your […]

Online Childminder Event April 5th 2022

Building connections between the child and the childminder Starting with a new Childminder is a major life change for young children, their families and for you as a Childminder. Settling in with a new Childminder always needs careful consideration, but the last 2 years of Covid restrictions have impacted the process of separation from parents […]

Ireland’s response to the situation in Ukraine

The European Union (EU) has put in place a Temporary Protection Directive to allow Ukrainian citizens and others fleeing Ukraine to move through the EU as EU citizens. If you are a Ukrainian citizen or if you are fleeing Ukraine, the Irish Government will help you when you arrive in Ireland. You can find information here on […]

Little Acorns Pre-school are Recruiting.

Little Acorns Pre-school (in New Ross) is looking for a part time teacher. The successful candidate will need the following skills: Relevant childcare qualification e.g. Degree, Diploma, FETAC Level 5 or 6 or equivalent Preferably at least 1 years’ experience of working in the childcare sector First aid qualification an advantage Proficient level of English […]

The Economic Rationale for Government Investment in Early Learning and Care: a High-Level Overview

From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 2 March 2022 Last updated on 2 March 2022 This paper, produced by the Research and Evaluation Unit (REU) at the request of the Early Years Division, provides a high-level overview of the economic reasons for government investment in Early Learning and Care (ELC*) in Ireland. The […]

Little Steps Country Creche are Recruiting!

Term Time Contract with the option of Summer Holiday Relief. We are looking for an experienced, dedicated AIM Support Worker to join our team of childcare professionals at Little Steps Creche. This position is to provide AIM support in our ECCE class. Immediate start(subject to reference checks and Garda vetting clearance.   Please send your […]

Bluebells Creche and Preschool is Recruiting!

We cater for children from 1 – 5 years and are currently seeking 2 Early Years Practitioners to join our team. Full and Part-time positions available. Hours and pay are negotiable for the right candidate. Minimum requirements: Level 5 in Early childhood studies Experience working with early years an advantage The successful candidate will be […]

Clever Clogs Afterschool is Recruiting

Clever Clogs Afterschool is seeking 2 Breakfast & Afterschool Assistants. 28 hours per week. Candidate must have full clean drivers license. Qualifications in childcare desirable but not required. Hours will become full time during school holidays. Candidate must have a passion for working with children in a fun fast passed setting, work on their own […]

State of the Nation’s Children

The State of the Nation’s Children (SONC) report provides a comprehensive picture of our children’s lives. It presents key information on children’s health, behavioural and educational outcomes, and their relationships with their parents and their friends. SONC provides the most up-to-date data on the National Set of Child Wellbeing indicators, and: charts the wellbeing of […]

Kilkenny Traveller Community Movement are Recruiting an Afterschool’s Quality & Service Manager!

Kilkenny Traveller Community Movement is seeking to recruit an Afterschool’s Quality and Service Manager   KTCM is a Traveller led organisation which supports Travellers and Traveller community development throughout County Kilkenny. The KTCM works in partnership with Kilkenny County Council, Kilkenny Leader Partnership Company, the Health Service Executive and the Family Resource Centre’s in the […]

Oasis Childcare Centre CLG is Recruiting!

Oasis Childcare Centre CLG, Freshford, Co Kilkenny We are seeking to recruit two outgoing, dynamic, dedicated, and fun-loving practitioners to join our existing team! The ideal candidates will have: A genuine interest and love for working with young children Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Experience of working in a similar setting. An ability to work […]

Danesfort Community Childcare are Seeking Applications for the Role of Service Manager.

Danesfort Community Childcare are Seeking Applications for the Role of Service Manager.   Function: The role of the Manager is to provide professional leadership, management, planning, and organisation within the creche, and to effectively manage the day-to-day running of the service, thereby delivering the highest standards of child care and development, in a safe and […]

Minister O’Gorman issues statement to Early Learning and Childcare Providers on Removal of Public Health Restrictions

From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 22 February 2022 Last updated on 22 February 2022 The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, today issued the following statement to early learning and childcare providers. “I welcome the decisions today by Government to remove public health restrictions based on the recommendations […]

From Home 2 Home & Thomastown Community Kindergarten have a unique opportunity for an Early Years Educator!

Wonderful Opportunity for Early Years Educator   From Home 2 Home (morning session) and Thomastown Community Kindergarten (afternoon session) are both recruiting an Early Years Educator.  Funded under AIM, this is an opportunity to work at 2 facilities in Thomastown and together will offer a working week of approx. 30 hours.   Thomastown Based Full […]

“Seeing Voices – Voice of the Child” Report 2021

Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, welcomed the launch of  “Seeing Voices – Voice of the Child” report. Funded by Louth CYPSC and compiled by Mosaic Digital Solutions for Early Education, this report was an evaluation of a joint initiative between The Genesis Programme, Louth CYPSC and Louth County Childcare Committee. […]

Thomastown Community Kindergarten is Recruiting!

Thomastown Community Kindergarten, Thomastown, Kilkenny AIM Worker Vacancy (Part Time – Afternoons) We have a vacancy for a Part-Time AIM Worker. Ideally, someone with a minimum FETAC/QQI Level 6 in Childcare and knowledge of or/and experience of working with children with additional needs. They will be working in a Steiner Waldorf influenced environment where a […]

The Wishing Well is Recruiting!

The Wishing Well Creche Ballyragget   Person(s) required to cover Summer Holiday period/Maternity Leave Minimum FETAC Level 5 Experience preferred Competitive rate of pay For further details, please contact Helen on 087 2779945.  

Deenside Early Years’ is Seeking to Recruit a Service Manager

Deenside Early Years’ Service is a community based full day-care service catering for children from birth to 13 years. Our purpose-built centre is co-located within the Castlecomer Community Hall. Deenside Early Years aims to provide care and advance the education of children by providing an affordable, family friendly, child centred and accessible childcare service, to […]

Bluebells Creche and Preschool is Recruiting!

We cater for children from 1 – 5 years and are currently seeking 2 Early Years Practitioners to join our team. Full and Part-time positions available. Hours and pay are negotiable for the right candidate. Minimum requirements: Level 5 in Early childhood studies Experience working with early years an advantage The successful candidate will be […]

Square One Childcare is Recruiting!

Creche management position available within busy city creche. Must have knowledge of the NCS, ECCE, Early Years Hive, TUSLA and DEIS inspections, Policies and Procedures etc. A previous role in this position is an advantage. If you feel this is for you please do get in touch. Generous salary available for the right candidate.   Contact Aoife at [email protected] […]

DCEDIY Covid-19 Digital Resource Pack for Childminders

Recognising the importance of continuing to keep early learning and childcare settings safe during this period of high incidence of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections in the community, the Department has prepared a digital pack containing various resources and information on the prevention of COVID-19. The digital pack contains the following sector specific resources: 1. […]

DCEDIY Covid-19 Digital Resource Pack

Recognising the importance of continuing to keep early learning and childcare settings safe during this period of high incidence of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections in the community, the Department has prepared a digital pack containing various resources and information on the prevention of COVID-19. The digital pack contains the following sector specific resources: 1. […]

Grant Programme for Improved Ventilation 2021

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman TD, is pleased to announce a programme of further supports in the form of the December 2021 Covid Response Programme for Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare. The Minister has secured €10 million to support services improve indoor ventilation and provide mobile […]

Childminding

Are you a childminder or thinking of becoming a childminder in your own home? Contact Kilkenny County Childcare Committee to see how we can support you.

Minister O’Gorman announces suite of new measures to support the early learning and childcare sector in latest wave of Covid-19

The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman ,T.D., has today announced a suite of new Covid-19 measures to support the early learning and childcare sector, including: €10 million Grant Programme for Improved Ventilation and Other Measures to Reduce Transmission Student Temporary Employment Updated Covid-19 Resource Pack More information here  

Partnership for Public Good

Minister Roderic O’Gorman has today (07 December) announced major reforms to the funding model for early learning and childcare services. The changes will see services increasingly publicly funded and publicly managed, delivering a service for the public good, through a partnership between the State and providers. For more information and to access the document go […]

Nurturing Skills: The Workforce Plan for Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC), 2022-2028

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is delighted to publish the report, ‘Nurturing Skills: The Workforce Plan for Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare, 2022-2028’. This plan sets out a series of actions to meet the workforce related targets in First 5 and includes an implementation plan for the next three […]

‘Strengthening Early Childhood Education and Care in Ireland’

Minister O’Gorman welcomes the launch of  the publication by the OECD of its Country Policy Review of Ireland entitled Strengthening Early Childhood Education and Care in Ireland: Review on Sector Quality. The review makes a number of recommendations on Early Learning and Care (ELC) in Ireland in the areas of governance and funding, workforce development, […]

Oral Words Language Library

Kilkenny County Council Library Service are delighted their Oral Language Programme, OWL, is up and running. OWL is an oral language programme covering a range of topics to support parents and children. Workshops take place at 9pm every Tuesday night from 30th November, with storytelling workshops. All events will be on kilkennylibrary.ie, on the Kilkenny […]

First 5 Little Library

The second stage of the Little Library initiative was launched on Friday the 19th by Minister O’Gorman. The  second book bag is available for pick up from the local library of  all registered services including School Age Services. For more information go to https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/b66c7-ministers-ogorman-and-humphreys-launch-little-libraries-initiative-to-encourage-a-love-of-reading-among-young-children/

Skough Hill Playgroup is Recruiting

#jobfairy Skough Hill Playgroup, Owning Piltown, Co. Kilkenny We have a vacancy in our Playgroup for an Early Year’s Childcare Practitioner, preferable with a QQI Level 7 but Levels 5 and 6 will also be considered. At present this is a Temporary position (15 hours/week) but it may lead to a Permanent position. To apply […]

Deenside Early Years is Recruiting

Deenside Early Years wishes to recruit for the position of Early Years Educator. Deenside Early Years is a community childcare setting in Castlecomer Co. Kilkenny. We cater for children from 6 months to 12 years. We are currently recruiting for 2 Early Years Educator roles who will work within the childcare setting. Roles: Fulltime Requirements: […]

The Childminding Difference Webinar

The Childminding Difference Webinar Prof. Nóirín Hayes, Researching Early Childhood Education Collaborative (RECEC), School of Education, TCD is delighted to welcome Prof. Tonyan and Dr O’Regan to this important webinar. It is widely acknowledged that home-based Childminding is different from other forms of early childhood services. How can that difference be described and developed? What […]

The Growing Patch Childcare Centre

  The Growing Patch Childcare Centre, Newpark Close Family Resource Centre Are seeking to recruit the following:   School Age practitioners: 1x 20 hours Afternoons (1:30pm-5:30pm) for 52 weeks of the year.     Qualifications Minimum Fetac level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education. Garda Vetting will apply. Experience of working within a school […]

Naíonra Osraí

Naíonra Osraí, Loughboy is looking for a suitably qualified Minimum QQI Level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education to work from the 14th – 22nd October and to act as relief staff throughout the year.  Please email Sheila at [email protected] if interested.

The Learning Garden

The Learning Garden, Pre-school, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny   The Learning Garden has a vacancy for an Early Years Aim Support Practitioner for 15 hours per week.  Applicants must hold at least a level 5 QQI Award or higher in Early Childhood Care and Education.  Experience in childcare is essential.   Please submit letter of application and CV to […]

Kilkenny Community Early Years Project

Kilkenny Community Early Years Project is looking to recruit a part time Early Years Practitioner on a 6 month contract, with the possibility of extension. Kilkenny Community Early Years Project is a cross community, needs based Early Years service catering for children aged 2 to 6 years. KCEYP works to support children and families to reach their […]

Little Sunshine’s Day Nursery

Little Sunshine’s Day Nursery are currently recruiting a full time Early Years Practitioner with immediate start. The successful candidate must be fun loving, dynamic, the person must have excellent  communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. The ideal candidate will have a minimum level 5 qualification. To apply contact manager […]

Kilkenny Community Early Years Project

Kilkenny Community Early Years Project is looking to recruit a part time Early Years Practitioner on a 6 month contract, with the possibility of extension. Kilkenny Community Early Years Project is a cross community, needs based Early Years service catering for children aged 2 to 6 years. KCEYP works to support children and families to reach their […]

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee: Information Officer / Administrative Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee is funded by the Department of Children Equality Disability Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) and acts as local agents for the DCEDIY in the administration of national early childhood care and education and school age childcare programmes. Kilkenny County Childcare Committee has a vacancy for the position of Information Officer / Administrative […]

Oasis Childcare Centre CLG

Oasis Childcare Centre CLG, Freshford, Co Kilkenny We are seeking to recruit outgoing, dynamic, dedicated, and fun-loving practitioners on a Part-time basis.  The ideal candidates will have minimum 1 years’ experience in a similar setting. A minimum level 5 qualification is essential but applicants with a level 6 or 7 qualification is desired. Roles and […]

Danesfort Childcare

Danesfort Childcare are currently recruiting for a Full Time Early Years Practitioner for 40 hours per week. Competitive rates of pay. The successful candidate must have the following: Minimum QQI level 5 in Early Childhood Education and Care 12 months experience Knowledge of Aistear and Síolta Ability to work as part of a team Excellent […]

Twinkles Creche & Montessori

Twinkles Creche & Montessori, Rosehill, Kells Road, KILKENNY We are currently recruiting for a full time & part time Montessori Practitioner with an immediate start. We require an enthusiastic, caring and committed person who has a flexible, quality driven and child focused approach. Minimum QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care & Education essential. Please email […]

Square One Childcare

Full time position available within our setting. Minimum FETAC Level 5 in childcare. The position is for the wobbler room where we have a small group of 6 wobblers aged between 1-2 years. If you are enthusiastic, a team worker and you have a keen interest in this age group please send your CV and cover letter to […]

The Growing Patch Childcare Centre

The Growing Patch Childcare Centre, Newpark Close Family Resource Centre are seeking to recruit the following; 2 Early Years Childcare Practitioners: 1x 20 hours afternoons (1:30pm – 5:30pm) for 52 weeks of the year. 1x 20 hours afternoons (1:30pm – 5:30pm) for 38 weeks of the year. 1x 30 hours AIM Support Worker: Mon – […]

Thomastown Community Kindergarten

Thomastown Community Kindergarten Kindergarten Vacancy   “We do not educate the child for the age of childhood, we educate him for his whole earthly existence” – Rudolf Steiner     We have a vacancy for a Part-Time Position (one year contract).  We are seeking an experienced Teacher, preferably with an interest/background in Steiner Waldorf early […]

Busy Bee’s Creche, Montessori & Naionrai

Busy Bee’s Creche, Montessori & Naionrai Are recruiting for the following positions to join our Large Team, in our Award Winning, Purpose built Childcare Centre in Loughboy, Kilkenny.   Childcare Assistant working with 2-3 year olds. If you are Qualified L6 in Early Years and are motivated, energetic, kind and caring with a love for […]

Learner Fund Bursary – 2021

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary – 2021 The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. Kilkenny County Childcare Committees  will process and appraise Learner Fund Graduate Bursary applications. […]

Presentation Playschool

Presentation Playschool are recruiting a caring and motivated Early Years Educator to join our team for our ECCE Sessional Programme.   The successful candidate will have a minimum Level 5 in Early Childhood Education and Care, the ability to work as a team and working knowledge of Aistear and Siolta Frameworks.   Please forward your […]

Apple Tree Farm Montessori

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated early years educator with a passion for working with children? Apple Tree Farm Montessori are recruiting full time and part time educators for September starts. We would love you to join our team of experienced and highly qualified educators in our unique outdoor environment. Applicants will have: *At least […]

First Impressions Montessori & Preschool

First Impressions Montessori & Preschool Stoneyford is recruiting   First Impressions is recruiting for our preschool sessional service for September 2021. The successful candidate must have a level 5 in early childhood education and care and a good knowledge of síolta & Aistear frameworks. If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please […]

Mullinavat Community Preschool Playgroup

Mullinavat Community Preschool Playgroup is recruiting for the position of Early Years Practitioner/Pod Leader (17.5hrs) for our ECCE sessional service (mornings) from September 2021: The successful candidate should have the following: • Minimum level 5 qualification in Early Childhood Education and Care. • Good working knowledge of Aistear and Siolta Frameworks • Excellent communication skills […]

Minister O’Gorman announces €250,000 for Parent & Toddler Group Grants

Minister O’Gorman announces €250,000 for Parent & Toddler Group Grants From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 27 July 2021 Last updated on 27 July 2021 Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’ Gorman, T.D., today announced that €250,000 will be available in grants for Parent and Toddler Groups, as part […]

Urlingford / Johnstown Community Childcare Centre

Our community based childcare services caters for children aged from 12 months to 12 years on a full and part time basis.   We are currently recruiting: Early Years Educators (additional pod staff/ relief) Essential Requirements for Childcare Worker: A minimum of a QQI Level 5 qualification in Early Years’ Childhood Care and Education or […]

The Learning Garden Creche & Pre-school

The Learning Garden Creche & Pre-school, Bennettsbridge, Co Kilkenny The Learning Garden has a vacancy for an Early Years Aim Support Practitioner for 15-18 hours per week.  Applicants must hold at least a level 5 QQI Award or higher in Early Childhood Care and Education.  Experience in childcare is essential. Please submit letter of application […]

Community Playschool Manager – North County Kilkenny

A community playschool based early learning and care service that is managed by a voluntary Board of Management is committed to providing a consistent high quality early years learning service with an enriching curriculum in a nurturing environment. The playschool provides the following services: Babies up to 18 months old. ECCE 1. ECCE 2. Toddlers. […]

Castlecomer Creche and Montessori Ltd

Castlecomer Creche and Montessori Ltd. have a vacancy for an Early Years Practitioner, 39 hrs per week, including 15 hours Aim support. Applicants must hold at least a Level 5 QQI Award or higher in Early Childhood Care and Education. Minimum of three years working experience is desirable. Please submit a letter of application and […]

Brandon Community Playgroup

Brandon Community Playgroup Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny are currently recruiting for the position of Assistant Manager: The successful candidate must have the following; A warm and caring personality with a passion for working with children Minimum level 7 qualification in Early Childhood Education & Care & over 3 years experience in an Early Years Setting Good […]

Representation and consultation with childminders

As you may be aware, The National Action Plan for Childminding (NAPC) was launched in April 2021. Representation of childminders and consultation with childminders will be essential to the implementation of the NAPC. To begin this representation and consultation process, we are seeking childminder representatives for the following groups: NAPC Steering Group which will oversee […]

Ballyragget Community Playgroup & Montessori

Ballyragget Community Playgroup & Montessori Start date August 26th, 2021 Ballyragget Community Playgroup & Montessori are currently looking to recruit an Early Years Aim support Practitioner for 15 hours per week. Applicants must hold at least a Level 5 QQI Award in Early Childhood Care and Education. Minimum of three years working experience is desirable. […]

Apple Tree Farm Montessori

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated early years educator with a passion for working with children? Apple Tree Farm Montessori are recruiting full time and part time educators for both immediate and September starts. We would love you to join our team of experienced and highly qualified educators. Applicants will have: *At least a FETAC […]

Childminding Development Grant 2021

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee are delighted to announce that the Childminding Development Grant 2021 is now open. The purpose of the Childminders Development Grant is to offer an incentive, in the form of a small capital grant, to Childminders to enhance and support their awareness of quality childcare. The Childminders Development Grant is designed to […]

Minister O’Gorman publishes the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020

Minister O’Gorman publishes the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020 From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 15 June 2021 Last updated on 15 June 2021 The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has published the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020. This annual report – the […]

First Impressions Montessori

First Impressions Montessori & pre-school Stoneyford is recruiting! First Impressions is currently recruiting for the following position for our preschool sessional service from September 2021. Early years practitioner (14 hours).  Monday to Thursday. ECCE calendar. The successful candidate must have the following: Minimum level six in early childhood education and care. Knowledge of Aistear and […]

The Learning Tree

The Learning Tree in the Fr.McGrath FRC is looking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner for 39 hours per week. The successful candidate must have a minimum of level 7 or above in Early Childhood Care and Education. We are seeking a candidate with excellent communication skills, self-motivated with a positive approach and a passion […]

Minister O’Gorman marks Global Day of Parents with the launch of a new parenting e-learning course and a range of reports on parenting in Ireland

Minister O’Gorman marks Global Day of Parents with the launch of a new parenting e-learning course and a range of reports on parenting in Ireland From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 1 June 2021 Last updated on 1 June 2021 01 June is Global Day of Parents and provides an opportunity each year […]

Minister O’Gorman announces roll out of Summer of Play initiative with €6m in funding for outdoor play

Minister O’Gorman announces roll out of Summer of Play initiative with €6m in funding for outdoor play From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 1 June 2021 Last updated on 31 May 2021 Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., today announced the Summer of Play initiative to support and […]

Smarties Montessori and Afterschool

Smarties Montessori and Afterschool Mullinavat are currently recruiting for the following positions for our Montessori sessional service from September 2021: Full-time Early Years Practitioner (30/35 hours approx.) Part-time Early Years Practitioner (20 hours approx.) The successful candidate must have the following: o  Minimum level 6 in Early Childhood Education and Care o  Knowledge of Aistear and Siolta Frameworks o  A genuine interest in […]

Twinkles Creche and Montessori

Twinkles Creche and Montessori are recruiting a Montessori Practitioner commencing September 2021. We require an enthusiastic, caring and committed person that has a flexible, quality driven and child focused approach to childcare. The contract will be for 17½ hours per week, morning session, ECCE year. Minimum Level 6 required.   Please email your C.V to [email protected] […]

Talbots Gate Creche and Montessori

Talbots Gate Creche and Montessori is looking for an enthusiastic childcare practitioner to join our team. We are also looking for relief staff to cover holidays. The ideal candidates must hold a minimum of FETAC level 5 in childcare and have good communication skills, be reliable and work well in a team. Please forward Curriculum Vitae […]

Minister O’Gorman and Minister Foley announce information and resources for children preparing for pre-school and junior infants

Minister O’Gorman and Minister Foley announce information and resources for children preparing for pre-school and junior infants From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 14 May 2021 Last updated on 14 May 2021 Minister for Children Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., and Minister for Education, Norma Foley, T.D., today launched an […]

Ministers O’Gorman and Humphreys launch ‘Little Library’ initiative to encourage a love of reading among young children

Ministers O’Gorman and Humphreys launch ‘Little Library’ initiative to encourage a love of reading among young children From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 8 May 2021 Last updated on 7 May 2021 4,500 Early Learning and Care settings, including registered childminders, to receive free book bags under the First 5 Little Library Initiative […]

The Village Childcare and Community Services

The Village Childcare & Community Services Job Vacancy Early Years & School Age Childcare Manager To cover maternity leave starting in July. A minimum of nine months cover with the possibility of further employment. Negotiable Hours Competitive Rate of Pay Excellent Holiday Entitlements The ideal candidate must have A minimum Level 7 Qualification in Early […]

The Learning Tree Early Learning Centre

The Fr. McGrath FRC are recruiting for the position of Early Years Supervisor/Pedagogical Leader for The Learning Tree Early Learning Centre on a Temporary basis (covering sick leave). As the Early Years Centre Supervisor/Pedagogical Leader you will be responsible in supporting the Early Years Centre Manager with the day-to-day operations and management of the centre […]

Minister O’Gorman launches National Action Plan for Childminding (2021 – 2028)

Minister O’Gorman launches National Action Plan for Childminding (2021 – 2028) From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 15 April 2021 Last updated on 15 April 2021 The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has today launched the National Action Plan for Childminding. The National Action Plan aims to […]

Deenside Early Years

Wishes to recruit for the position of   Early Years Educator   Deenside Early Years is a community childcare setting in Castlecomer Co. Kilkenny. We cater for children from 6 months to 12 years. We are currently recruiting for 2 Early Years Educator roles who will work within the Childcare setting. Roles: part time role […]

Kilkenny Community Early Years Project

Kilkenny Community Early Years Project Invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the following full-time position Project Co-Ordinator Kilkenny Community Early Years Project is a cross community needs based childcare service catering for children aged 2 to 6 years. Along with the child’s parents, K.C.E.Y.P. supports each child to reach their potential in all areas […]

Danesfort Childcare

Danesfort Childcare Facility are currently recruiting for the following positions for our Pre-school room: Full time Early Years Practitioner Part-time Early Years Practitioner   The successful candidate must have the following: Minimum Level 7 in Early Childhood Education and Care Minimum 3 years experience in an Early Years setting Knowledge of Aistear and Siolta Frameworks […]

Deenside Early Years

Deenside Early Years Castlecomer – we are recruiting Admin Support (1.5 days per week initially). Deenside Early Years is a ‘community early years’ service’. Operating out a purpose-built facility at the rear of the community hall in Castlecomer, the service has a capacity of 84 children. We offer full day-care, part-time – morning and afternoon, […]

Apple Tree Farm Montessori and Afterschool

Apple Tree Farm Montessori and Afterschool, Skeoughvostee, Co. Kilkenny, R95KAA4, are currently seeking an enthusiastic early years educator with minimum level 5 childcare qualification, to join our highly qualified team, with immediate start. The position is for 20 hours per week. Please email C.V and cover letter to [email protected]

Minister O’Gorman recommends establishment of Joint Labour Committee for the Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) sector

Minister O’Gorman recommends establishment of Joint Labour Committee for the Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) sector From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 12 March 2021 Last updated on 12 March 2021 The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., has written to the Minister of […]

Talbots Gate Creche and Montessori

Talbots Gate Creche and Montessori is looking for enthusiastic childcare practitioners to cover term time (1 full time position 36-40 hours per week and one part time 9-1 Monday to Friday). The ideal candidates must hold a minimum of FETAC level 5 in childcare and have good communication skills. Please forward Curriculum Vitae to [email protected]

Talbots Gate Creche

Talbots Gate Creche currently have a position available for an Early Years Educator for an Aim Support post from March 2021 to June 2021 from 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday.   All applicants must have a minimum of FETAC level 5 in Early Childhood Education and Care. Please forward Curriculum Vitae to [email protected]   Talbots Gate […]

The Learning Tree

The Learning Tree in the Fr.McGrath FRC is looking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner for 20 hours per week. The successful candidate must have a minimum of level 6 or above in Early Childhood Care and Education. We are seeking a candidate with excellent communication skills, self-motivated with a positive approach and a passion […]

Minister O’Gorman announces gradual lifting of restrictions on delivery of early learning and childcare services from 08 March

Minister O’Gorman announces gradual lifting of restrictions on delivery of early learning and childcare services from 08 March From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 23 February 2021 Last updated on 23 February 2021 As part of the COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery 2021 – The Path Ahead approved by Government today (23 February), Minister […]

Deenside Early Years

Wishes to recruit for the position of Early Years Educator   Deenside Early Years is a community childcare setting in Castlecomer Co. Kilkenny. We cater for children from 6 months to 12 years. We are currently recruiting for 2 Early Years Educator roles who will work within the Childcare setting. Roles: Part time role approx. […]

Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2021

Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare Capital Programme 2021 The Department of Children Equality Diversity Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2021 Capital programme. Applications will be open from January 29th – February 19th 2021.  Applications cannot be submitted outside this application window. All applications […]

Launch of Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education & Care – Level 7 – Carlow & Kilkenny 2021

Institute of Technology Carlow in partnership with Carlow and Kilkenny County Childcare Committees will be offering a Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care starting in Carlow (at IT Carlow) in September 2021. This Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care programme which is part funded by […]

Minister announces new funding arrangements to support delivery of early learning and childcare during extended Level 5 restrictions

Minister announces new funding arrangements to support delivery of early learning and childcare during extended Level 5 restrictions From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 27 January 2021 Last updated on 27 January 2021 Following Cabinet approval yesterday (26 January) for the continuation of additional measures under full Level 5 restrictions, the Minister for […]

Resumption of the pre-school programme postponed and childcare services to remain open for the children of essential workers and vulnerable children only, until 1 February

Resumption of the pre-school programme postponed and childcare services to remain open for the children of essential workers and vulnerable children only, until 1 February From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 6 January 2021 Last updated on 12 January 2021 Following Cabinet approval this afternoon (6 January) of the introduction of additional measures […]

Talbots Gate Creche

Talbots Gate Creche currently have a position available for an Early Years Educator for an Aim Support post from  January 2020 to June 2020 from 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday.   All applicants must have a minimum of FETAC level 5 in Early Childhood Education and Care. Please forward Curriculum Vitae to [email protected]

Minister O’Gorman announces new book gifting project for 4,500 Early Learning and Care settings

Minister O’Gorman announces new book gifting project for 4,500 Early Learning and Care settings From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 17 December 2020 Last updated on 17 December 2020 4,500 Early Learning and Care settings, including registered childminders, to receive free books under a new First 5 Book Gifting project Project aims to […]

Minister O’Gorman announces additional investment to support children with disabilities in pre-school care

Minister O’Gorman announces additional investment to support children with disabilities in pre-school care   From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published on 15 December 2020 Last updated on 15 December 2020 Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., today announced that additional funding for the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) secured […]

Community Childcare Training CE Scheme (Kilkenny) Ltd

Community Childcare Training CE Scheme (Kilkenny) Ltd Childcare Community Employment Supervisor (Maternity Leave Cover)   Vacancy:                    Childcare Community Employment Supervisor (Maternity Leave Cover) Job Location:             Kilkenny City Hours of work:          39 hours per week Salary:                        €33,259.72 Garda Vetting will apply. To ensure the effective and efficient management and co-ordination of the human, […]

Droichead Family Resource Centre

The Board of Management of Droichead Family Resource Centre CLG, West Street, Callan, Co Kilkenny, Invite applications for the following posts: Afterschools Assistants (Part Time) Fixed Term 38-week contract 25 hrs a week Essential –QQI Level 5 qualification in Early Childhood Care & Education / level 6 or higher would be an advantage Desirable – […]

Muckalee Community Childcare

Muckalee Community Childcare are looking to recruit a childcare practitioner. Suitable candidate should have a minimum of a QQI level 5 in child care with level 6 or 7 an advantage. Suitable Candidate must also have a warm and caring personality with a passion for working with children. For more information or to apply please […]

Slieverue Community Playgroup

Childcare assistance Slieverue community playgroup invites applications for the position of childcare assistance with an immediate start in an ECCE room 3 hours 5 days a week for the remainder of this year level 6 qualifications required please send CV to Kathleen Roche @ [email protected]

Little Steps Country Creche

Kilkenny based city centre crèche. Part-time position available with immediate start. Minimum level 5 qualifications. Candidate must be reliable, flexible, willing to work as part of a team but also able to follow own initiative. Please send emails to: [email protected]

Marbles Creche

Kilkenny based city centre crèche. Part-time position available with immediate start to cover maternity leave up until January 2021. Minimum level 5 qualifications. Must be available to work Monday to Friday with hours varying week to week. Candidate must be reliable, flexible, willing to work as part of a team but also able to follow […]

Kells Community Creche

Kells Community Creche, Co. Kilkenny is a high-quality, full day service that caters for children six months to 5 years.  Services are provided 48 weeks a year from 8am until 6pm following a play-based curriculum.   Kells Community Creche are looking for qualified Early Years Educators to fulfil their relief positions and to join their […]

Croía Preschool & After-school

Part Time, Term Time Contract We are looking for an experienced, dedicated AIM Support Worker to join our team in Croía Preschool & After-school. This position is to provide AIM support in our ECCE class. Hours: 15 hours per week Contract: Term time contract until 18thJune 2021 Start date: Immediate (subject to reference checks and Garda vetting clearance) Please […]

Minister O’Gorman announces €121 million budget package

Minister O’Gorman announces €121 million budget package From Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth Published at 14 October 2020 Last updated 14 October 2020 €878m (an increase of €61m) for Tusla the Child & Family Agency Address significant demand led cost pressures in residential care Support the community and voluntary sector funded by Tusla Reduce the […]

Little Steps Country Creche

Part Time, Term Time Contract We are looking for an experienced, dedicated AIM Support Worker to join our team of childcare professionals at Little Steps Country Creche. This position is to provide AIM support in our ECCE class. Hours: 15 hours per week Contract: Term time contract until 18thJune 2021 Start date: Immediate (subject to reference checks and Garda […]

Minister O’Gorman launches National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services

Minister O’Gorman launches National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services From Department of Children and Youth Affairs Published at 24 September 2020 Last updated 24 September 2020 Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, T.D., today launched National Quality Guidelines for School-Age Childcare Services. The National Quality Guidelines describe the features of good quality practice […]

Giant Steps Outdoor Montessori

Giant Steps Outdoor Montessori is looking for an Early Years Practitioner. The ideal candidate must have excellent communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team and an enthusiastic and flexible approach. 15 hours per week, 9am to 12pm 1 year contract Minimum level 5 qualifications. Immediate start Please send your CV to [email protected]

Deenside Early Years

Wishes to recruit for the position of Early Years Educator Deenside Early Years is a community childcare setting in Castlecomer Co. Kilkenny. We cater for children from 6 months to 12 years. We are currently recruiting for 2 Early Years Educator roles who will work within the Childcare setting. Roles: part time role approx. 15hrs […]

The future of the workforce and the future of funding within the early learning and care and school-age childcare sector

You are invited to participate in an information webinar on two major projects currently underway in the Department of Children and Youth Affairs – the development of Workforce Development Plan and the development of a new Funding Model for Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare. This information webinar will take place over zoom on […]

Callan Montessori School

Callan Montessori School are seeking an enthusiastic and vibrant Early Childhood Educator Level 7 to join our team in Callan, Co. Kilkenny 15 to 18 hours per week The suitable candidate will have good communication skills and the ability to work on their own initiative but also as part of a team. Duties will include […]

Learner Fund Bursary – 2020

Learner Fund Graduate Bursary – 2020 The Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) will re-open the Learner Fund Bursary to Early Learning and Care practitioners who are new graduates of a recognised Early Childhood Education and Care degree programme. Kilkenny County Childcare Committee will process and appraise Learner Fund Bursary applications.   The following […]

Twinkles Creche & Montessori

Twinkles Creche & Montessori are recruiting a cook for our setting. The Ideal candidate will have HACCP level 1&2 food training and a knowledge of allergies. This position is 15 hours a week, five days a week ,set hours are 11-1 each day, the remainder of the hours are negotiable. please Email or call Olga […]

Presentation Playschool

We are seeking an enthusiastic,  positive and child centred Early Years Educator to join our team in Presentation Playschool, William Street, Kilkenny.   The suitable candidate will have good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team. Duties will include catering for the health and welfare of our ECCE age children […]

Marbles Crèche & Montessori

Marbles Crèche & Montessori is looking for a part-time/flexible childcare worker to join our team!   Suitable candidate must have: Minimum level 5 qualifications. A flexible and enthuastic approach. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Enjoy working as part of a team. An ability to work in partnership with families and fellow team members. An up […]

The Learning Garden Creche & Pre-school

The Learning Garden Creche & Pre-school Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny   Are looking to fill the following position: A childcare practitioner, 15-20 hours per week with immediate start. A minimum Level 5 qualification required. For more information or to apply please contact Michelle/Vera on 056-7727720 or forward a copy of your CV to [email protected]  

Little Mischief Day Nursery and Montessori

Little Mischief Day Nursery and Montessori is looking for a Part-Time/Flexible Childcare Worker to join our Team.   Suitable candidate must have: -Minimum level 5 qualification – At Least 1 year experience of working in Early Years. -Knowledge and understanding of the Aistear and Siolta practice guide. -A flexible and enthusiastic approach. -Excellent communication and […]

The Learning Tree

The Learning Tree in the Fr.McGrath FRC is looking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner for 35 hours per week. The successful candidate must have a minimum of level 6 or above in Early Childhood Care and Education. We are seeking a candidate with excellent communication skills, self-motivated with a positive approach and a passion […]

Ballyragget Community Playgroup & Montessori

Ballyragget Community Playgroup & Montessori are currently looking to recruit an Early Years Practitioner for 15 hours per week. Applicants must hold a Level 5 QQI Award in Early Childhood Care and Education. Minimum of three years working experience is desirable. Please submit a letter of application and C.V. to Chairperson, Ballyragget Community Playgroup, Chapel […]

Loughboy Community Childcare

Job Opportunity We are currently looking for a qualified level 6 childcare practitioner who would be joining our afterschools team. This position is for 25hrs per week Mon/Fri, you would also need to be available to work some mornings in the preschool covering sick and holidays. If you are interested or know someone who is […]

Minister O’Gorman launches programme of consultation on a Workforce Development Plan and a new Funding Model for early learning and care and school-age childcare

Minister O’Gorman launches programme of consultation on a Workforce Development Plan and a new Funding Model for early learning and care and school-age childcare From Department of Children and Youth Affairs Published at: 19 August 2020 Last updated 19 August 2020 The Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman TD, today announced a new programme of […]

Square One Childcare

We have a position available for a FETAC Level 5/6 Childcare Educator as an AIM worker in our preschool room in the mornings and assist with afternoon activities. Immediate start. Please send your CV to [email protected] or call Marie on 0868030850 or 0567761142.

Deenside Early Years

Deenside Early Years is a community childcare setting in Castlecomer Co. Kilkenny. We cater for children from 6 months to 12 years. We are currently recruiting for 2 Early Years Educator roles who will work within the Childcare setting.   Roles: part time role approx. 15hrs per week Fulltime role approx. 35hrs per week   […]

Minister O’Gorman and Minister Feighan announce a joint initiative supporting parents and children learning about healthy lunch boxes

Minister O’Gorman and Minister Feighan announce a joint initiative supporting parents and children learning about healthy lunch boxes From Department of Children and Youth Affairs Published at: 10 August 2020 Last updated 17 August 2020 The Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman,TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health, Well Being and National […]

Oasis, Freshford and District Childcare Centre

Oasis, Freshford and District Childcare Centre We are seeking to recruit outgoing, dynamic, dedicated and fun-loving practitioners on a Part-time and Full-time basis (Full and 38 week contracts).  The ideal candidates will have minimum 1 years’ experience in a similar setting. A minimum level 5 qualification is essential but applicants with a level 6 or […]

Apple Tree Farm Montessori and Afterschool

Apple Tree Farm Montessori and Afterschool have a full time position in childcare available.   Apple Tree Farm Montessori and Afterschool are currently seeking a vibrant and enthusiastic person to join our team as a child care assistant.  Experience is an advantage, but not essential as on site training will be given.   please email […]

Busy Bees Childcare

Busy Bees Childcare Loughboy, are looking to recruit childcare staff with a minimum of Level 6 and experience of working in a childcare setting. We are a large purpose built childcare centre with lots of outdoor space for the children. If you are an experienced childcare professional, who understands the curriculum and ethos we work […]

Kells Resource Centre Ltd

Kells Resource Centre Ltd, Co. Kilkenny currently have the following available positions for immediate start: Level 5/6 Childcare Assistant- (40 hours) Kells Resource Centre are currently seeking a vibrant and enthusiastic person to work as a Childcare Assistant.   Experience would be an advantage for this room, but not essential as onsite training and supervision will […]

Ballyhall Steiner Community Kindergarten

Ballyhall Steiner Community Kindergarten is seeking to recruit a new teacher to join our established team in a busy and growing Kindergarten. We are situated near Callan, Kilkenny, in a beautiful purpose built building in a lovely rural setting. We are offering a fixed term contract initially on a part-time basis (minimum 3 day per […]

Urlingford & Johnstown Community Childcare Centre

Our community based childcare services caters for children aged from 12 months to 12 years on a full and part time basis. We are are currently recruiting: Centre Supervisor (maternity leave – 12 month contract) Childcare Workers      Essential Requirements for Centre Supervisor: A minimum of a QQI Level 7 qualification in Early Years’ Childhood […]

Ballyragget Community Playgroup & Montessori

Ballyragget Community Playgroup & Montessori are currently looking to recruit an Early Years Assistant for 15 hours per week starting 24th August. Applicants must hold a Level 5 QQI Award in Early Childhood Care and Education with Special Needs Module. Minimum of three years working experience is essential. Please submit a letter of application and […]

Kinderland Crèche

Early Years Position Kilkenny City Centre Full Time Position Closes: August 23rd 2020 Job Description We are seeking an enthusiastic positive early years educator to work with our early years ECCE group in the a.m and along with our after school group in the p.m. The suitable candidate will have: Good communication skills Self-motivation Fluent […]

Minister O’Gorman meets with Early Years sector representatives

Minister O’Gorman meets with Early Years sector representatives From Department of Children and Youth Affairs Published at: 16 July 2020 Last updated 16 July 2020 The Minister also announced the resumption of the ECCE free pre-school service on 24 August. Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O’Gorman T.D., has this week held a very positive first […]

The Children’s House Daycare Centre and Montessori School

At The Children’s House Daycare Centre and Montessori School we offer quality childcare for children from the age of 4 months to 12 years. Job description We are currently recruiting for a Manager role at The Children’s House – Abbeyleix. The Children’s House is committed to providing high quality care and education in early years. […]

Kells Resource Centre

Kells Resource Centre Ltd, Co. Kilkenny currently have the following available positions for immediate start: • Level 5/6 Childcare Assistant- Kells Resource Centre are currently seeking a vibrant and enthusiastic person to work as a Childcare Assistant. Experience would be an advantage for this room, but not essential as onsite training and supervision will be […]

Minister O’Gorman announces the publication of a ‘Focused Policy Assessment’ of the ECCE Higher Capitation Payment

Minister O’Gorman announces the publication of a ‘Focused Policy Assessment’ of the ECCE Higher Capitation Payment From Department of Children and Youth Affairs Published at: 15 July 2020 Last updated 15 July 2020 The Minister for Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., today published a ‘Focused Policy Assessment’ of the Early Childhood Care and […]

Talbots Gate Creche

Talbots Gate Creche currently have a position available for an Early Years Educator for an AIM Support worker. This is a fixed term contract during ECCE term time of 15hours a week from 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday. All applicants must have a minimum of FETAC level 5 in Early Childhood Education and Care. Experience […]

Minister O’Gorman announces positive sign-up rate for childcare services since reopening on 29 June

Minister O’Gorman announces positive sign-up rate for childcare services since reopening on 29 June From Department of Children and Youth Affairs Published at: 9 July 2020 Last updated 9 July 2020 Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., today announced that that there has been a positive rate of sign up since childcare services were […]

Childminding Development Grant 2020

Kilkenny County Childcare Committee are delighted to announce that the Childminding Development Grant 2020 is now open. The purpose of the Childminders Development Grant is to offer an incentive, in the form of a small capital grant, to Childminders to enhance and support their awareness of quality childcare. The Childminders Development Grant is designed to […]

The Learning Tree

The Learning Tree in the Fr.McGrath FRC is looking to recruit a full time Early Years Practitioner. The successful candidate must have a minimum of level 6 or above in Early Childhood Care and Education. We are seeking a candidate with excellent communication skills, self-motivated with a positive approach and a passion for working with […]

Minister O’Gorman announces National Play Day 2020 will take place this Saturday 4 July

Minister O’Gorman announces National Play Day 2020 will take place this Saturday 4 July From Department of Children and Youth Affairs Published at: 1 July 2020 Last updated 1 July 2020 The Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman TD, today announced National Play Day 2020 will take place on Saturday 4 July under the theme […]

Childminding Re-Opening Grant

Childminding Re-Opening Grant Childminders have been advised that they can re-open from 29th June Were you childminding in your own home prior to 12th March 2020? Have your childminding Insurance? Are you Tax compliant? Have completed your Children’s First E-Learning programme (1.5hr online programme)? And are not in contract to provide DCYA funded programmes? Application […]

New Application for AIM 2020/21

Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) provides a range of supports to enable children with a disability to meaningfully participate in the ECCE preschool programme (www.aim.gov.ie). Parents/carers/legal guardians and preschool providers make AIM applications jointly, through an on-line system. New Application for AIM 2020/21 New applications for Access and Inclusion […]

FAR Reimbursement Extension

We have received the following update from Tusla regarding FAR training:   The First Aid Responder (FAR) Education and Training Standard established by the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) is recognised by Tusla as the first aid course for children that meets the regulatory requirement. In an early years setting the number of people required […]

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Updates

  COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information and Updates     The Kilkenny County Childcare Committee remains fully operational, however the team are working remotely in line with COVID – 19 precautions.  Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm. Please contact us on:   Announcements FAQs for Providers of Early Learning and Care and School Age […]

Minister Katherine Zappone announces measures to support Childcare Providers and Parents during Covid-19 closures

Minister Katherine Zappone announces measures to support Childcare Providers and Parents during Covid-19 closures Published: 25 March 2020 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs Following the announcement yesterday of sustainability measures in response to Covid-19 by the Government, Minister Katherine Zappone, has provided further details to support the Childcare sector. Outlining these measures, Minister Zappone […]

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Information for childcare providers

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Information for childcare providers Published: 14 March 2020 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs Information for childcare providers The Department Of Children and Youth Affairs provides subvention towards childcare and will continue to do so during the closures announced by the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD on 12 March 2020. The department will […]

Minister Zappone welcomes launch of the Postal Application Process for the National Childcare Scheme

Minister Zappone welcomes launch of the Postal Application Process for the National Childcare Scheme Published: 11 March 2020 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs 30,359 applications received to date for 39,572 children. The National Childcare Scheme (NCS) opened for online applications on 20th November 2019. To date 30,359 applications for support for 39,572 children have […]

Little Rascals Preschool

Job Description—– Early Childhood Educator.   Role–To support and assist in the provision of part-time (3 hours per day) care and education of the highest quality in a holistic setting for children from age 2.8years to 5years old.   Title— Part-Time childcare assistant covering sick days and holiday days.   Person Specifications Minimum FETAC Level […]

Minister Zappone launches consultation to start national conversation on Early Learning and Care and School-age Childcare

Minister Zappone launches consultation to start national conversation on Early Learning and Care and School-age Childcare Published: 28 February 2020 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone, today announced a programme of nationwide consultation events with early learning and care and school-age childcare practitioners on a […]

Kilkenny CCC First 5 Consultation

Kilkenny Childcare Committee invites you to a meeting with other colleagues in the county to talk about our future workforce and our future funding. The consultation will take place on Thursday 19th March 2020 at 6.30pm in Hotel Kilkenny. This meeting is part of a nationwide consultation that is taking place about the significant developments being proposed to our […]

Kells Resource Centre Ltd

Kells Resource Centre Ltd,  Kells, Co. Kilkenny            Wishes to appoint a Childcare Manager (Maternity Cover) Kells Resource Centre Ltd operates a full day childcare and after-school facility in south Kilkenny.  We currently are looking for a candidate that will cover a maternity position based on a 40-hour week immediate start.  Relevant candidates must have […]

Launch of Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care Level 7 in Carlow for September 2020

Institute of Technology Carlow in partnership with Carlow and Kilkenny County Childcare Committees will be offering a Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care starting in Carlow (at IT Carlow) in September 2020. This Bachelor of Arts in Applied Early Childhood Education and Care programme which is part funded by […]

Little Steps Country Creche

Little Steps Country Creche are seeking to recruit  a part – time Child Care Practitioner to work 3 afternoons Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ( 12.00pm to 6.00pm) with immediate start. The Candidate must have a minimum Level 5 Qualification. Please email C.V to [email protected] or contact Aoife or Tracey on 085 8662639

The Learning Tree

The Learning Tree in the Fr.McGrath FRC is looking to recruit a full time Early Years Practitioner.  The successful candidate must have a minimum of level 6 or above in Early Childhood Care and Education.  We are seeking a candidate with excellent communication skills, self-motivated with a positive approach and a passion for working with […]

Tiny Tots Paradise

Tiny Tots Paradise have two full time positions available with commencement at the end of February 2020. All applicants need to apply via email to the below address enclosing their cv and cover letter. Interviews will commence on Monday 24th February 2020. If you need any further information about these roles please contact Geraldine at […]

Deenside Early Years

Deenside Early Years are currently recruiting for the role of creche Cook/ Chef. This position is for 5 days per week and consists of 18 hours per week. Requirements: Full HACCP food handling course Prepare and serve dinner to the children in the creche. Understand the dietary requirements and allergy requirements of the children in […]