Ard Sunflower Crèche: Early Years Manager

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We are a community (not for profit) crèche, mainly for children of parents who are on low income or unwaged, or who wish to return to employment, education or training. We provide a service for 34 children aged between 1 year and 5 years.

We are seeking to appoint an Early Years Manager, on a specific purpose contract, to commence as soon as possible.

This is a great opportunity for a warm and caring person who wishes to lead and support our highly motivated and enthusiastic team in the provision of excellent early childhood care and education.

Essential: -

  • a recognised qualification in early childhood care and education;
  • a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a childcare service, of which at least 2 years’ experience has been in a full-time supervisory/managerial role;
  • an in-depth understanding of the developmental needs of children;
  • an up-to-date working knowledge of the latest developments in the early years sector;
  • a passionate commitment to the provision of the highest standards of education and care in early years;
  • a proven track record in management and supervision within a high standard childcare service, with experience of implementing Aistear & Síolta;
  • effective leadership skills and excellent interpersonal, communication, organisational and administrative skills;
  • competent computer skills.

Desirable: -

  • BA in Early Childhood Care and Education (or equivalent).
  • Experience of the online PIP system.
  • HACCP training.

The position is full-time. A specific purpose contract will apply. Attractive salary. Reserved on-site car-parking space available.

Please forward curriculum vitae and covering letter for the attention of Vivienne Ryan at

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 19th February 2019 at noon.

If you require further information, please contact Vivienne on 087 4128012.

Please note: only applicants who are called for interview will be contacted.

Ard Sunflower Crèche is an equal opportunities employer. 


Dublin 2

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