Job Title: Early Years Lead Educator
Reporting to: Service Coordinator
Place of Work: Johnstown Community Childcare
Hours of Work: 30 hours per week
Job Summary: The responsibility of the Early Years Educator is to work collaboratively to ensure the smooth day to day to running of the ECEC/ SAC classroom and collaborative work with staff and centre manager in order to meet the holistic needs of the children attending the service.
Role and Responsibilities
-Work cooperatively and professionally as a member of a team, to provide a high-quality early education and care programme to all children attending the service
-To support the smooth day to day running of the classroom, including appropriate planning and implementation of the daily routine
-To provide children with developmentally appropriate learning experiences which can be adapted to their individual needs and emerging interests
-To have a working knowledge of Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and an understanding of the application of Aistear in all aspects of pedagogy, including planning and supporting children’s learning and development.
-To engage with the Siolta framework to support the improvement of quality in the classroom and promote a holistic approach to quality provision.
-To work in partnership with staff to ensure the safety and well-being of the children in the service and to implement and adhere to the standards and policies of the centre and the Childcare Regulations.
-To inspire, enable and motivate staff to take an active lead in the classroom based on individual strengths
-To support collaboration amongst the Early Years Educators in the classroom
-To be a positive role model at all times
-To ensure good standards of hygiene, regularly checking and ensuring equipment is safe, preparing classrooms and tidying of same after each session in compliance with Health and Safety legislation.
-Have an excellent knowledge of child development
-To record the progress of key children on an ongoing basis
-To keep up-to-date records of daily register, accidents, fire drills, etc.
-Have strong communication skills in dealing with children and parents and promote parental partnership
-Have a high regard for personal and professional development and for the personal and professional development of others
-Good practice regarding observations, documentation and curriculum planning and development.
-To ensure the voice, needs and rights of the child underpin all aspects of pedagogy
-To ensure the health and safety of children
-Maintain good communication with all senior staff including the service coordinator, centre manager and senior staff.
-Minimum level 6 qualification
-3 years’ experience working in an Early Years setting is desirable.
-Have a positive outlook and a commitment to supporting and empowering young children and their families.
-Highly motivated with a positive and compassionate outlook.
-Good interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
-Ability to generate strong team morale, cooperation, and participation.
-Upholds high standards of honesty, ethics, and integrity.
The closing date for receipt of applications:
Friday 15th September 2023
Please make applications by submitting your CV and Cover Letter to [email protected]
Candidates will be short listed based on information supplied. Urlingford/ Johnstown Community Childcare may develop a panel of qualifying candidates for any future vacancies in 2023/ 2024.