St. Michael’s Preschool and After-school Service is located in St.
Michael’s National School (a designated DEIS school) located in
We offer a sessional pre-school service each morning, Mon-Fri for
children aged from 2 years 8 months to school going age.
We also offer an after-school service each afternoon for children from
Junior Infants- 6th class who attend St. Michael’s National school.
We are at present recruiting for the following position:
DEPUTY MANAGER (FULL TIME- TERM TIME POSITION)
Hours: Mon- Friday 8.**Apply on the website**am- 4pm (**Apply on the
Exciting opportunity for the right person to join our team.
The Deputy Manager is a combined role with an Early Educators role.
This role will provide effective management support to the Childcare
Manager. Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of the early years
sector and be have the capacity to combine the practitioner role, when
required, with the deputy management role and to take responsibility
in conjunction with the Childcare Manager for ensuring high quality
and best practice standards are maintained at the service. This
includes a good understanding of:
* the regulatory and practice requirements of a sessional Preschool
and After-school Service.
* staff management;
* engagement and working in partnership with parents
* Pip and NCS portals
* Experience of working with school aged children as well as
pre-school aged children.
The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate the ability
and skills to supervise and support the staff team in relation to
curriculum planning, observations and positive interactions with and
outcomes for children. To ensure that the curriculum is linked to High
Scope, Aistear, the National Curriculum Framework and the service
develops standards linked to Síolta, the National Quality Framework.
Ability to engage with staff and parents and deal with day to day
issues is also required. The postholder should have an understanding
and ability to ensure adherence to the policies and procedures of the
service. In addition, a clear understanding of the health and safety
aspect of working with children and the environment is also required.
The post holder will work closely with the Childcare Manager and the
Board of Management and as part of St Michael’s Preschool team.
A minimum qualification at QQI Level 7 in Early Childhood Care and
Education or equivalent is essential and verified by the DCYA.
Previous relevant experience in the areas outlined above is essential.
The successful candidate should be a self-starter with an ability to
motivate others, have excellent communication and organisational
For further information and a copy of the job description please
contact the manager, Ailsa Whelan at **Apply on the website** .
Applicants should submit a covering letter outlining how you would
meet the criteria for the position together with a curriculum-vitae
to: **Apply on the website**
Closing Date for Applications is 5 pm on Thursday 9th July **Apply on
the website**. Short listing will apply.
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