We are currently recruiting for full-time Childcare Practitioners for our 22 centres in Dublin , Kildare & Meath. We have a number of positions available caring for the baby, toddler and pre-school age groups.

Role Description:

  • To ensure a safe, secure and healthy environment for the care, safety and welfare of the children
  • Provide for the holistic needs of the children
  • Actively engage the children in developmentally appropriate learning activities to facilitate the potential development of each child.
  • Promote and help maintain an organised, clean, safe, well equipped and culturally sensitive learning environment
  • Observe and record children’s progress
  • To communicate effectively with children, parents and staff alike.
  • Meet established policies and procedures, creating an environment of best practice.

Job requirements

Candidates must have a sincere and genuine love for children, eligibility to work in the EU and have a qualification in Childcare / Early Years Education such as:

  • Degree in Primary Education / Grado en Educación Primaria
  • Degree in Early Childhood Education / Grado en Educación Infantil
  • Higher Technician in Early Childhood Education / Técnica Superior en Educación Infantil

Nice to have

  • Minimum 1 year’s practical experience in a childcare setting
  • First Aid, Manual Handling and Food Safety training an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • A desire to learn progressively throughout your career


What We Offer:

  • Job security
  • Up to 34 days annual leave including bank holidays and Christmas
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Trainee management programme
  • Ongoing training and development including Manual Handling and First Aid
  • Enhanced employee benefits including: Bike to Work, Travel Tax Saver Scheme, supplier discounts
  • Employee gifts: cinema tickets, care packs and so much more
  • Staff appreciation programme
  • Staff wellbeing
  • Staff recognition programme: Employee of the Quarter, Employee of the Year
  • Talent exchange programme - access to positions across the world
  • Keep up to date with the leading approaches in early years
  • Be part of an award winning team

Job restrictions

Candidates must have eligibility to work in the EU and have a qualification in Childcare / Early Years Education

Job details
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Work experience is not required
Language skills:
  • English
  • Good
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About company

Giraffe Childcare have 22 purpose built childcare centres in Ireland, located in Dublin, Kildare and Meath. We care for children from 6 months up to 5 years of age. As Ireland’s largest childcare employer we offer an exciting range of career opportunities for motivated childcare professionals at all levels. We believe that through a commitment to our role as carers and educators in childcare, we make a positive difference to the lives of families, children, our community and each other. Read more