Local Jobs Board for Kerry

Kerry County Childcare Committee are pleased to announce that our local Jobs Board is back! Kerry County Childcare Committee recognize and support the importance of a strong and professional staff team in the delivery of high-quality early years care and education for the benefit of the children in your service.


If you would like an upcoming vacancy to be included on this Jobs Board, please send to Kathryn O’Donnell via email kathryn@kerrycountychildcare.com Please remember to include: the title of the position, duties involved, qualifications required, and experience needed for the role, preferred method of application and contact details, as well as the closing date for applications (Positions advertised will end after 30 days unless specified).

Should you require support around recruitment and HR in your service please contact Kathryn O’Donnell, Support & Development Officer  0872751760 or  kathryn@kerrycountychildcare.com 


If you are looking to secure employment in the early years sector in Kerry, and if you need to verify your qualification is suitable for working in an Early years’ service, please see the details and links below:

Is my qualification suitable for working in an Early Years’ Service?

Under the Early Years Services Regulations all staff members must hold a recognised minimum qualification at QQI level 5 or above. The DCEDIY recognised qualifications list is the most comprehensive list currently available at DCEDIY Early Years Recognised Qualifications)

If you can’t find your qualification, then the procedure for applying to have your qualification recognised is in the link here: Application Form: Qualification Recognition for work in the Early Learning and Care sector in Ireland which you can do by filling in the application form.


Garda Vetting in Early Years Services.

Garda Vetting is a legal requirement for anyone undertaking “relevant work or activity”, as defined in the National Vetting Bureau (Children And Vulnerable Persons) Act 2012. The Act also creates offences and penalties for persons who fail to comply with its provisions.

The Barnardos’ Vetting Service can process your vetting applications for all categories of Early Years Services.

We can also process vetting applications for self-employed Childminders.

There is no fee for Early Years Services or Childminders for using this service.

For more detailed information on how to apply to process vetting and the stages of the vetting process please visit our website  https://www.barnardos.ie/our-services/garda-vetting or email vetting@barnardos.ie or call us on 021 4547060.

Unfortunately we cannot process vetting applications for active current members of Early Childhood Ireland.


If you have Qualifications to work with young children from Birth to 6 years, and you would like to work in Ireland, please complete this short form. We will arrange an Information & Support Day to help you complete an application form to have your qualifications recognized officially by the Government, so you can apply for work here. Please complete this form in English; you might use a translation app such as https://itranslate.com/

Якщо ви маєте освіту для роботи з маленькими дітьми і хотіли би працювати за фахом в Ірландії, заповніть цю коротку форму. Ми організуємо день інформаційної підтримки, де допоможемо вам заповнити форму, щоб ваша кваліфікація була офіційно визнана урядом і ви могли подати заявку на роботу тут. Будь ласка, заповніть цю форму англійською мовою; Ви можете використовувати програму для перекладу, наприклад  https://itranslate.com/

Please see link below to the questionnaire:



Please note that any queries, job applications or CV’s are to go DIRECTLY to the Service that is recruiting NOT to Kerry CCC


Job Vacancies in Kerry


Knockaderry Farranfore National School



Co Kerry

Our CHY No. is: 20205105


Tel No:  0669764729                   e-mail: info@knockaderryfarranforens.ie               Principal:  Mrs Áine Daly


Knockaderry Farranfore N.S.  

Provision of Child and Afterschool Services


The Board of Management of Knockaderry Farranfore National School, subject to the agreement of the Patron and Trustees, intends making part of the school premises available for the provision of before school, pre-school and afterschool services by an independent, external, third party operator.  The successful applicant will be granted a licence to use a section of the school premises for specified days and times for a period of one school year and shall be responsible for the independent operation of the facility and the employment of all staff in the facility.  The arrangement will be subject to a number of terms and conditions. Interested parties should in the first instance submit a written expression of interest, made by post and addressed to the Chairperson of the Board of Management  of  Knockaderry Farranfore National School, Farranfore, Killarney, Co. Kerry  no later than 4pm on Thursday  29/02/24. Further information will issue to all parties that submit an expression of interest.


If any interested party has an objection to the proposal to make the school premises available to an independent, external, third party pre-school and afterschool operator, such objections should be (i) made in writing; (ii) sent by post addressed to the Trustees of Knockaderry Farranfore  National School, C/O Chairperson of the Board of Management of Knockaderry Farranfore National School, Farranfore, Killarney, Co. Kerry; and (iii) reach the school by 4.00pm Thursday 29/02/24.  Any such submissions must be made on objective grounds.


Puffins Childcare, Firies, Killarney

Are looking to recruit for Full  Time, Permanent  Childcare Assistant (30 hours per week)  and Relief Staff Part Time (20 hours per week)

Minimum Level 5 Full Childcare Award, Experience desirable but not essential.

Garda Vetting will be sought for successful candidate(s) and start date will be based on successful Garda Vetting.


Please send CV’s and cover letter to puffinspreschools@gmail.com

Phone 066-9711004 for more information


Scartaglen Childcare Centre

We are currently recruiting for a full time Early Years Educator

39 hrs per week – starting March 2024


Min. Level 5

1 year experience in childcare an advantage

First aid desirable

Knowledge of Siolta & Aistear

Good Communication skills

Ability to work on own initiative

Garda vetting will need to be completed

Two references will be requested & these will need to be validated by phone check


If interested please forward CV & cover letter to scartchildcare@live.ie or by post to The Manger, Scartaglen childcare Centre, 2 Cnoc Na Run, Scartaglen, Killarney, Co. Kerry


Contact Noreen on 066 7147962 with any questions or queries


Listowel Childcare is actively seeking a dynamic and motivated Early Years professional to join our dedicated team. If you have a minimum of a QQI Level 5 in Childcare with relevant childcare experience, excellent communications skills, up-to-date knowledge of early years policy and a fun loving attitude, we invite you to apply for this role.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To work with children of various ages
  • Perform a variety of tasks to provide holistic care of the children
  • Conduct observations of children and implement a short/long term plan
  • Follow the policies and procedures of the service at all times
  • Co-ordinate and implement age-appropriate activities
  • Maintain rooms and equipment to ensure the health and safety of children at all times
  • Ensure a high standard of hygiene
  • Support children’s emotional, social, physical and cognitive development
  • Attend meetings and undergo training as required
  • Be aware of child protection procedures

The successful candidate must have:

  • Minimum Fetac Level 5 in Childcare
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Kindness, warmth and responsiveness to the needs of the children
  • Good communication skills with children, colleagues and parents
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation and regulations as se out by Tusla, DES
  • Will be required to complete Garda Vetting

Listowel Childcare (Best Creche Group)


Ballybunion Road,


E- listowel@bestcreche.ie

T- 068 24444




Are recruiting for the following position:


Childcare Practitioner- across the service

Minimum Level 5/6 in Childcare


Please apply with C.V to Danú childcare, Rathmore, Co Kerry or Email: danurathmore@gmail.com


Disclaimer: Please note: Kerry CCC will delete/shred any unsolicited CV’s received either by email or in hard copy.  This page is hosted by Kerry CCC. The role is purely as a host, please see contact details for each job vacancy advertised. While the job posts are monitored, we cannot recommend or endorse any entry that has been submitted.