Respond Support was established in 1993 and is a leading provider of Early Years Education & Childcare Services, Family Support, Day Care centres for older people, community education programmes  and a range of community interventions.

Deputy Early Years Childcare Manager – Stepping Stones Drogheda, Co. Louth

Department: Early Years Education

Responsible to: Early Years Childcare Manager

Terms:22 ½ hours per week Monday to Friday

Job Purpose: To deputise and support the centre manager when required. To act as a positive role model and be responsible for the delivery and implementation of a high quality play-based curriculum under the guidance of the national quality frameworks Aistear and Síolta both indoors and outdoors. To, guide, observe, stimulate and supervise children in a safe and caring environment.

Core Duties & Responsibilities:

  • To assist the manager in ensuring the service is fully compliant with all governing regulations and standards.
  • To promote and adhere to the services ethos and mission of the company
  • To follow the policies and procedure of the service at all times.
  • To conduct observation and learning stories for all children.
  • To organise materials and resources to ensure that they reflect the children’s emerging interests and abilities.
  • To implement a play-based curriculum that encourages independence and fosters the growth of self-esteem within all children.
  • To support children’s emotional, social and cognitive development.
  • To assist in providing healthy snacks which meet the growing needs of children and reflects variation in culture or dietary needs.
  • To develop and support parental involvement strategies that enhance children’s learning experiences
  • Participate in reviews and evaluations of the service along with other staff and management
  • Provide ongoing support to all staff members, in relation to work time management and training needs
  • Attend team meetings when deputising for the Manager and also liaise with members of the management team on a regular basis

Person Specification:

  • Commitment to high quality early education
  • The ability to work in collaboration with a dedicated team
  • Highly motivated to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A professional and enthusiastic disposition
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional development
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership and organisational skills
  • Report writing and administration skills, familiar with recording income and expenditure
  • Garda Vetting will be required as part of the recruitment process

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Fetac Level 7 qualification in Early Childhood Care & Education
  • A number of years’ experience working in Early Years setting is essential
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a supervisory role is essential
  • Excellent Microsoft Skills

Please send C.V and covering letter to before close of business 7th June 2019