Magic Years: Childcare Practitioner

Magic Years have been providing a first-class Childcare Service to the community of Sallins and surrounding areas for almost 20 years which caters for children age 1 – 16 years. Our service offers full day care along with Preschool (ECCE) and After-school care.

We pride ourselves on all aspects of the service we deliver, while continuously adapting to facilitate the ever-changing needs of our growing community.

Position- We’re looking for a Childcare Practitioner on a permanent full-time basis (40 hours)


  • Meeting the individual needs of your key children
  • Plan for the children’s learning and development through observing their skills and interests
  • Use the services preferred methods of Aistear and Siolta (Blending other methods is also encouraged as long as the requirements for Aistear and Siolta are met)
  • Curriculum planning
  • Observations
  • Other relevant paperwork
  • Housekeeping


  • Must have a minimum of FETAC/QQI level 5 in Childcare
  • Experience preferred but not essential
  • Must have a genuine love for children
  • A working knowledge of Aistear and Siolta
  • Fantastic communication skills
  • A willingness to participate in CPD
  • Fluent English
  • Flexibility with regards to changes in the service as we change to suit the needs of our service
  • Team player- There is no ‘I’ in team
  • Professionalism- Although we do boast a friendly home from home approach, a high level of professionalism is always expected


  • Excellent rate of pay with opportunities for progression
  • Opportunities to up-skill
  • Social events
  • Parking
  • Childcare discounts
  • Good work-life balance
  • Extra annual leave awarded for staying within our service
  • Not to mention, the fantastic opportunity to join our highly valued Magic Years Team

If you think you have what it takes to join our team, we would love to hear from you!

Email your CV to

Closing date is 1st of August 2020

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
11th May, 2020
Co Kildare
Expiry Date
11th Jul, 2020