July 14, 2024

Donegal group Spraoi agus Spórt are in search of a Childcare Lead (Supervisor).

Location: Inishowen 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, 52 weeks (flexibility could be given)

Standards: Stage 8 Childcare (minimal Stage 7) and 5 years’ expertise in a managerial position inside a childcare setting. 

Wage: Wonderful wage in keeping with expertise.

Accountable To: CEO

Accountable For: Childcare providers in Spraoi agus Spórt

Closing Date: 29th February 2024, please e-mail your CV to [email protected] 

The Childcare Lead (Supervisor) means a employee who’s the first designated individual answerable for the service who carries out the day-to-day administration duties and obligations for the service. The Lead (Supervisor) may additionally work straight with youngsters along with their day-to-day managerial duties and obligations.

ERO Definition (September 2024)

Job Objective

This can be a position of full accountability and accountability delivering and supporting the operation of the childcare and breakfast membership/afterschool companies. The Childcare Lead will ship and be chargeable for supporting childcare employees to ship a high-quality childcare and breakfast membership/afterschool service. The Childcare Lead will make sure that all good observe requirements are met within the supply of childcare and breakfast membership/afterschool.  

The childcare observe within the full day care and breakfast membership/afterschool needs to be recurrently reviewed and evaluated to make sure top quality requirements are constantly developed and maintained. 

The Childcare Lead can be chargeable for supporting the Spraoi agus Spórt administration crew within the environment friendly monetary administration and operations of the Childcare service. This position may additionally require the Childcare Result in liaise with the native Childcare Committee Tusla-The Baby & Household Company and different related organisations. 

Key Duties: 

General Duties

  • Ship childcare and breakfast membership/afterschool in a single location and assist employees within the different areas to ship childcare and breakfast membership/afterschool care.
  • To report back to the CEO.
  • Be accountable, for recruitment, administration, coaching, motivation, and efficiency of all employees. 
  • Guarantee a dynamic emergent curriculum is delivered to fulfill the person wants of kids attending with a concentrate on outside play and actions. 
  • Monitor and make sure that all agreed high quality and security requirements are maintained at all times. 
  • Monitor day-to-day monetary transactions, budgets, keep revenue and expenditure, perform banking duties, petty money, provide a month-to-month funds replace to the CEO.
  • Monitor all little one safety points; dad and mom’ points; complaints, near-misses, incidents, and accidents to make sure that any crucial remedial motion is taken instantly. Guarantee all points and actions are recorded. Report Baby Safety considerations to the Tulsa Social Work Group utilizing the Youngsters First Pointers. 
  • Perform the position because the Tusla Designated Particular person in Cost and Designated Baby Safety Particular person for the service.
  • Develop the service to its full potential making certain that each one alternatives in sourcing further funding are enabled and purposes accomplished in a well timed method.
  • Preserve updated on issues regarding childcare and educations typically, i.e., media/emails, networking and so on.
  • Uphold, implement, and recurrently assessment all insurance policies and procedures of the service in partnership with the employees crew.
  • Administer the Division of Youngsters Equality, Incapacity, Integration and Youth, Childcare Funding programmes in order that the service is compliant with all funding obligations.
  • Set up, develop, and keep skilled working relationships with all exterior companies, together with TUSLA, the Early Intervention Group, DCCC and Pobal. 
  • Assessment and monitor occupancy ranges, to make sure they’re maintained to most capability ranges in keeping with service ethos and aims and to make sure monetary sustainability.
  • To make sure the constructing(s) is maintained to a excessive stage of hygiene.
  • To be the Designated First Assist Particular person.
  • To be the Fireplace Security Particular person.
  • To be obtainable to the Inspector if an inspection takes place and to make sure all applicable info is equipped throughout an inspection. 


  • Ship childcare and breakfast membership/afterschool in a single location and assist employees within the different areas to ship childcare and breakfast membership/afterschool care.
  • Guarantee the continuing profitable administration and monetary viability of the complete day care and breakfast membership/afterschool enterprise is maintained.
  • Be sure that the complete day care and breakfast membership/afterschool providers function at full capability.
  • Effectively handle the registration of all new youngsters and ready lists in keeping with the ‘Admissions’ Coverage and Process.
  • Be sure that all areas are maintained to the required requirements and that any upkeep work is accomplished in a well timed method. 
  • Be sure that correct and up-to-date information for all facets of the enterprise are saved, and simply retrieved, as per the need to the working of the complete day and afterschool providers in accordance with the Baby Care Act 1991 [Early Years Services] Laws 2016  and [School Age Services] Laws 2018, the Baby Care Act 1991, the Division of Youngsters and Youth Affairs, Youngsters First: Nationwide Steerage for the Safety and Welfare of Youngsters, 2011 and the Division of Well being and Youngsters ‘Our Obligation to Care’.

Monetary Duties

  • Function the corporate inside the given monetary funds.
  • Be totally conversant with the childcare enterprise regarding maximising effectiveness of funding obtained and making certain equitable price revenue.
  • Completion of all facets of grant purposes together with compilation of all particulars for identical.
  • Completion and administration of Core Funding, NCS and CCSP.
  • Completion and administration of funding methods. 
  • To have a sound data and understanding of varied funding schemes and conduct or organise any crucial coaching for workers as required.
  • Monitor common value and spending and search for value financial savings strategies of operation.
  • Guarantee parental charges are paid and implement credit score management procedures for non-payment of charges as required. 
  • Present enterprise planning for the corporate and applicable projections.
  • Be sure that the corporate is delivering a service in keeping with necessities beneath contract to DCEDIY/Pobal.

Childcare Follow 

  • Work with childcare employees as required in reviewing and evaluating the curriculum for every room inside the service making certain that the actions and programmes are linked to Aistear, the Nationwide Curriculum and Síolta, the Nationwide High quality Framework.
  • Be sure that the curriculum and actions carried out suitably meet the developmental wants of the youngsters.
  • Make sure the curriculum is age and stage applicable and promotes the youngsters’s’ improvement inside the in-door and outside setting.
  • Be sure that all observe is child-centred and aware of the person wants of kids.
  • Have a complete data and understanding of equality points and completely different customs, cultures, and household constructions and to make sure that equality and variety is recognised and celebrated via the curriculum. 
  • Guarantee common developmental observations are appropriately carried out by the providers on all youngsters and recorded accurately. 
  • Be sure that developmental programmes for every little one are applied primarily based on the observations in every of the rooms. 
  • Be sure that observations are used to develop particular person studying plans for every little one and to make sure that the distinctive want of every little one is mirrored within the curriculum programme. 
  • Conduct and advise on little one improvement evaluations/assessments as could also be required.
  • Be sure that an applicable care plan is developed and applied for kids with particular wants. To make sure that applicable Particular person Studying Plans are developed to fulfill the wants of kids with particular wants.
  • Develop high quality enchancment methods inside the service to boost the standard of experiences for all youngsters and employees.
  • Be sure that all parts of the work are delivered inside the remit of the Baby Care Act 1991 [Early Years Services] Laws 2016, and [School Age Services] Laws 2018, Síolta, the Nationwide High quality Framework, Aistear, the Nationwide Curriculum, and the Nationwide Requirements for Preschool Companies and every other authorized or finest observe requirements. 

Baby Safety

  • Be sure that all employees perceive their roles and obligations in relation to little one safety considerations within the full day care service and the breakfast membership/afterschool and that they act appropriately if they’ve a toddler safety concern and perceive the kid safety coverage and process.

Working in Partnership with Mother and father

  • To advertise the service by giving a great skilled picture to oldsters and guests.
  • To fulfill dad and mom, when crucial.
  • To make sure employees members greet and meet dad and mom in an applicable method. 
  • Construct relationships with dad and mom and guarantee all employees have interaction and talk with dad and mom. 
  • Guarantee an efficient communication system with dad and mom/guardians is maintained and to hold out any viewing and induction conferences with dad and mom as could also be required.
  • Guarantee common mother or father/carer conferences are held.
  • Organise and handle mother or father and knowledge evenings/occasions.
  • To make sure suggestions is given to oldsters in a constructive and inspiring method.
  • Be sure that mother or father/carer conferences and ‘shifting room/transition’ conferences happen at common intervals.
  • Organise and handle seasonal and household/social occasions.

Employees Administration

  • Develop, ship, and keep a ‘Greatest Follow’ tradition as outlined in Síolta, Aistear
  • Keep the staffing necessities as set out within the Baby Care Act 1991 [Early Years Services] Laws, 2016 and [School Age Services] Laws 2018
  • Act as a optimistic position mannequin and supply management to the employees in relation to all parts of childcare observe in order that they will successfully fulfil their roles inside the full day and the breakfast membership/afterschool providers. 
  • Be sure that employees have the correct angle and are motivated of their work.
  • Be sure that high quality requirements are maintained in relation to the professionalism of employees as set out within the requirements established.
  • Successfully handle their employees, together with recruitment of employees, employees induction and orientation, employees coaching, improvement, employees assist, and supervision as required.
  • Monitor employees efficiency, attendance and punctuality and keep information of identical as a part of Personnel information as required. 
  • Handle, assist, and supervise Childcare College students on placement via the yr at the side of related Employees.  This can embody completion of garda vetting, induction, monitoring scholar’s efficiency, suggestions to college students and the faculty and finishing experiences as required.
  • Handle all staffing points together with grievance and self-discipline points and to conduct such issues in keeping with the ‘Grievance’ and ‘Disciplinary’ Insurance policies and Procedures 
  • Establish employees coaching wants and sourcing of coaching alternatives.
  • Be sure that all employees adhere to contract obligations, duties outlined in Job Descriptions and compliance with Phrases and Circumstances as specified by the Worker Handbook, together with all Insurance policies and Procedures of the complete day care and breakfast membership/afterschool providers.
  • Prepare common employees conferences, offering an agenda, recording assembly notes and flow into identical for workers on with employees and maintain on file.
  • Handle an in depth employees rota system, together with sufficient cowl for breaks and depart.
  • Work in concord as a part of a full crew and liaise with employees within the supply of all providers inside the full day care service and breakfast membership/afterschool.
  • Be sure that all employees have up-to-date necessary coaching as applicable to the place, First Assist, Fireplace Security, Meals Hygiene, Guide Dealing with, Baby Safety and HACCP.


  • Document any incidents or accidents.
  • Document any charges paid.
  • Document any guests or cellphone calls.
  • Keep updated crucial information in compliance with the latest laws and steerage.
  • Monitor employees attendance.

 Well being & Security

  • To be chargeable for the well being, security, and well-being of the youngsters.
  • Full threat assessments, for every day actions, outings, actions, assets and gear.
  • Be sure that a excessive commonplace of cleanliness, well being and security is maintained in keeping with related laws in every constructing.
  • Be sure that the constructing is in glorious situation at all times in compliance with the Baby Care Act [Early Years Services] Laws 2016 and [School Age Services] Laws 2018, the Well being, Security and Welfare at Work Act 2005, and in keeping with all Insurance policies and Procedures of the complete day care service and the breakfast membership/afterschool. 
  • Handle Fireplace Security procedures for all areas as set out by the Fireplace Security Act 1997 and Baby Care Act 1991 [Early Years Services] 2016 and [School Age Services] Laws 2018.


  • To attend and take part in coaching (e.g., First Assist, Guide Dealing with) as required. 
  • To encourage different employees members to take part in coaching or employees conferences.

Assembly and Reporting Duties 

  • Current progress experiences (Operational, Human Assets, and Funds) to the CEO/Board of Administrators when requested or required.
  • Guarantee correct information of conferences with employees are saved and to make sure employees comply with via on identical.
  • Be sure that common planning and progress conferences are held with employees.
  • Organise and facilitate common administration conferences and to make sure that minutes are recorded.

Coverage Improvement 

  • To maintain abreast of all coverage points and new developments inside the sector.
  • To make sure that providers are supported with sustaining total compliance for Tusla – Baby and Household Company Early Years Inspections, Pobal inspection and every other related companies inspections at all times.
  • To make sure that the complete day care service and the breakfast membership/afterschool meets all its obligations as stipulated within the Security, Well being, and Welfare at Work Act 2005.  
    • Sustaining a Well being and Security Assertion for the buildings 
  • To make sure that all insurance policies and procedures [childcare, employment, financial and health and safety] of the complete day care service and breakfast membership/afterschool providers are applied and up to date as required.  
  • To make sure that the Childcare Insurance policies and Procedures for the Centre are reviewed and up to date as required. 

Advertising and marketing

  • To make sure upkeep and promotion of social media – Fb, Twitter for providers carried out. 
  • To keep up and promote the web site if and as required. 


  • To characterize the service in a optimistic means at occasions 
  • To liaise with exterior companies/ personnel as applicable (PHN, particular wants organisations, nationwide voluntary companies and so on.) as required. 
  • To interact in networking as a enterprise improvement technique.
  • To speak with all related personnel, continuously, in an easy, correct {and professional} method.


  • To maintain confidentiality in keeping with the Confidentiality Coverage and Process of the service and the Knowledge Safety Acts 1988-2018.
  • The individual appointed to this job shall not through the interval of employment or at any time after the termination of employment disclose any confidential info in respect of the employer or info regarding the work, youngsters, dad and mom, or employees collaborating or working within the service. 

Different Associated Duties 

  • To be educated of all insurance policies and procedures and make sure the employees crew comply with them. 
  • To do a website stroll morning and evenings [as well as other times during the day, time permitting] to make sure each inside and out of doors of the constructing are in excellent order and youngsters and employees are secure. 
  • To tackle different obligations as moderately requested by the CEO/Board of Administrators.
  • To assist and help with Multi-Exercise Camp supply throughout college holidays.
  • To introduce, assist and ship the place crucial afterschool actions resembling Lego, Arts and Crafts, Chess and so on. 

This job description could also be reviewed, up to date and/or amended once in a while in keeping with the wants of the service and as required by the Board of Spraoi agus Spórt.

Closing Date: 29th February 2024, please e-mail your CV to [email protected]

Spraoi agus Spórt is an equal alternatives employer.

Emptiness: Donegal group Spraoi agus Spórt search Childcare Lead (Supervisor) was final modified: February ninth, 2024 by Employees Author