Step by Step Creche are recruiting for a Full Time Childcare Practitioner

Full Time Childcare Practitioner Level 7 Qualification in Childcare (due to Retirement)

Step By Step Creche – PAULSTOWN, CO KILKENNY, CO. Kilkenny R95AY02

Job Description:

Service Details

Step By Step Crèche is a purpose built, private childcare service catering for up to 40 children per day . We are located in Paulstown, Co Kilkenny which is half way between Kilkenny and Carlow. We cater for children from 2 year – 10 years old.

> We currently require a full-time Childcare Practitioner to join our dedicated team to work with our 2 – 4 year old age group.

> Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring the individual needs of the children are identified and met.
  • Assess and plan for children’s learning based on their interests and needs.
  • Ability to work in collaboration within a team.
  • To have the knowledge to support and scaffold each child’s individual learning journey.
  • Administrative skills are needed to document learning and maintain all relevant records in line with Siolta and Aistear.
  • Awareness of early year’s regulations, relevant legislation and policies.
  • Adhering to company policies, procedures and operational practices at all times. Ensuring positive working relationships are developed and maintained with children, staff, parents and carers.
  • The successful candidate will be very familiar with curriculum planning and observation and a knowledge of working with the Aistear-Siolta practice guide Curriculum.
  • Good communication skills – Fluency in both spoken & written English.
  • Persons with Level 7 Childcare Qualification or above ONLY need apply
  • Position may suit newly Qualified Childcare Practitioner (with Level 7 or above) wishing to gain experience working in a childcare setting with experienced practitioners.


35 hours per week over 4 full days – we open 51 weeks and closed over Christmas holidays


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience

Job Type: Full-time due to a Retirement

Contact Helen [email protected]