LYCS: Early Years Education Manager

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Your opportunity to play a major role in a management position, supporting children in our Early Years Education Centre.

Early Years Education Manager

(35 hours per week)

Established in 1984, LYCS is an integrated community based education, training and development project which is concerned with giving participants the opportunity to become involved in their own development and the development of their community. LYCS operates the following programmes: Early Years, Community Training Centre, Youth Work Programme, Adult Education Programme and a CE Scheme.

LYCS’s Early Years Education Service currently provides 70 childcare places over two sessions (mornings & afternoons). We also facilitate accredited training & educational programmes to support staff development.

Your role will be to work with the CEO to lead a team of staff and ensure the effective and efficient direction of the human, financial and material resources of our Early Years Centre.

Salary: €35,000 - €44,000 + pension + excellent employment package.

The successful candidate will work with the CEO to:

  • Deliver a high quality early years’ service in line with Tusla regulations.
  • Ensure policies and procedures are followed by all staff.
  • Support staff development.
  • Have oversight of curriculum, programme planning and documentation.
  • Build positive relationships with parents and ensure all staff engage and communicate appropriately with parents.
  • Ensure financial operations and all POBAL/PIP/HIVE interactions are managed with the support of the administration staff.
  • Maintain Health & Safety standards of the service, including infection control policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with Tusla the Child & Family Agency, PHN’s, Environmental Health Officers, Pobal, County Childcare Committees and other organisations.


  • A minimum qualification at QQI Level 7 in Early Childhood Care & Education or equivalent discipline is essential.
  • Previous experience in a leadership role in an early years’ education setting is essential.
  • A good knowledge of Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children and TUSLA Meitheal National Practice Model and DLP experience.

Apply by sending CV and covering letter to LYCS or by post to the CEO , LYCS, Metropolitan House, James Joyce Street, Dublin D01 YC57.

Closing Date: Monday 8th August @ 1pm.


General Info

Date Entered/Updated
6th Jul, 2022
Dublin 1
Expiry Date
8th Aug, 2022