The Growing Patch is recruiting for Childcare Practitioners

The Growing Patch Childcare Centre,

Newpark Close Family Resource Centre

Are seeking to recruit the following:


Childcare Practitioners:

3 position x 35 hours weekly working with children twelve months to sixth class.

Qualifications Minimum Fetac level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education. Garda Vetting will apply.


To apply for any of the above positions please send an up to date C.V and cover letter to: Please Indicate which position you are applying for.

Aishling Donnelly (School Age Manager) or Lorraine Bowden (Early Years Manager).

Newpark Close Family Resource Centre, Kilkenny.

Alternatively, C.V ‘s can be sent to [email protected] or [email protected]

Closing date 28th  June 2024 @ 5:00pm Sharp

Job Description: Childhood Practitioner Role:

To support and assist in the provision of care to the highest quality in a holistic setting for children.

Reports to: The Childcare Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be willing to work with children of various ages from wobblers to afterschool children
  • Perform a variety of tasks, such as nappy changing, toileting, sterilising, feeding, nap supervision and engaging in play.
  • Conduct observations of children under the direction of management
  • Always follow the policies and procedures of the service
  • Cleaning, tidying and storage of equipment and toys after use
  • Co-ordinate the implementation of activities suitable for different age groups
  • Maintain room, and equipment, to always ensure the health and safety of children
  • Ensure a good standard of hygiene
  • Organise materials and toys to the benefit of children
  • Support children’s developments – emotional, social, physical and cognitive in carrying out activities
  • Attend meetings and undergo training as required
  • Be aware of child protection procedures and advise manager/DLP should you have any concerns about a child
  • Maintain strict confidentiality, any breach of confidentiality about children or their families will constitute gross misconduct
  • Perform other reasonable and relevant duties as may be assigned from time-to-time from management

Person Specifications

  • Minimum FETAC Level 5 in Childcare
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Kindness, warmth and responsiveness to the needs of children
  • Good Communication and Relating Skills with children, staff and parents
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations
  • Complete Garda Vetting