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



Employer: Stepping Stones Childcare
Address: Lee Drive, Ballinorig, Tralee
Email: steppingstones@live.ie
Position Title: Early Years Educator
Number of vacancies: 2
Brief Job Description:
• Working as part of a team and within different rooms catering for children aged between
1 to 5 years.
• The care and supervision of the children with regard to their physical, emotional and
intellectual needs.
• Working with the Room Leader on planning and preparation of activities, to meet children’s
individual needs, liaising with parents and keeping of development records and observations.
• Offering all children equal opportunities with regard to their religious persuasion, racial
origins, gender, disabilities, cultural or linguistic background.
• Positive management of children’s behaviour.
• Preparation, care, cleanliness and maintenance of the playrooms and equipment.
• Keeping accident, incident and risk assessment records.
• Supervision of meals and mealtimes and where appropriate preparation of babies’ bottles.
• Adhering to the Policies & Procedures of Stepping Stones Childcare and compliance with the
Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016, Health and Safety legislation
and working within guidelines set out by the Siolta/Aistear curriculum framework. Ensuring
confidentiality is maintained in the centre.
• Cleaning and laundry duties.
• Attendance of staff meetings as arranged by the Centre Manager.
• Any other duties appropriate to the post as directed by the Centre Manager.
• Minimum FETAC Level 6 in Childcare.
• Fluent in English, both verbal and written.
• First Aid.
• Must be in a position to obtain Garda Vetting.
Hours of work: 40 per week. However, successful applicants would be expected to be flexible and
have the ability to work additional hours as and when required.
Remuneration: Salary dependent on experience and qualifications.
How to apply: Send C.V. to steppingstones@live.ie


Kerry County Childcare Committee CLG

Kerry County Childcare Committee invites applications for the following position:

Development Officer

Kerry County Childcare Committee’s vision

‘Kerry County Childcare Committee (KCCC) CLG endeavours to implement the County Childcare Strategy, which aims to co-ordinate, support and advocate for the provision of quality, accessible and inclusive Childcare service throughout the county.’

Kerry County Childcare Committee is looking to recruit a Part-time Development Officer; this is a 17.5-hour fixed term contract until 31st Dec 2024. (All contracts are subject to funding)

Eligibility Criteria


  • A minimum qualification at Level 8 in Early Childhood Care and Education or relevant discipline.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of all Government funding schemes, including ECCE, NCS and Core Funding programmes rules, and the HIVE.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the early childhood, care and education sector, childminding, current childcare legislation, and government policy.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience of working in the sector preferably in a support/mentoring role.
  • Experience of delivering training.
  • Strong Interpersonal/teamwork skills.
  • Excellent administration and organisational skills
  • Self-motivated and possess the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Proven ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Relevant administrative experience.
  • Experience of preparing reports and correspondence.
  • Use of car and full driving licence.



  • Train the Trainers (TOT) training or Adult Education course would be advantageous.
  • Working knowledge of the Irish language desirable.
  • Good IT abilities including experience of use of Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Social Media, Facebook, Twitter (X), Microsoft Outlook and website maintenance desirable.


Salary is aligned to Local Authority Grade 5.1

For a copy of the Job Description and an Application form please email: info@kerrycountychildcare.com or phone 066 71 81 582


Candidates will be short listed based on information supplied in their Application Form to be received no later than 5pm, Friday 6th October.  Interviews will be held on Thursday 12th October 2023.


Please send a copy of your completed application form, together with a covering letter to:

The Chairperson,

Kerry County Childcare Committee,

Unit 5 Davcon Business Centre,

Monavalley Business Park,


County Kerry

or by email to info@kerrycountychildcare.com

Appointment is subject to conditions (i.e. Medical, Garda Vetting).

Kerry County Childcare Committee CLG is an equal opportunities employer.


Hours: 1.30pm-6pm Monday – Thursday.

Afterschool Teacher position required with immediate start. No qualifications required, relevant training will be provided.
• garda vetting,
• An interest in working with school aged children
• Irish speaking or an interest in the Irish language
• First aid
• Level 5 in childcare / Experience of working with children
• FLuent Irish
• Special skills of coaching sport/art/music/ dance/theater
20 hours per week
Based in Brandon, Tralee, Co.Kerry
Duties include but not limited to: helping children aged 5-12 with homework, to plan and lead activities for the children, promote a positive environment for children, parents and staff, ensure play activities are inclusive for all children attending, ensuring a safe and nurturing environment for the children, liaise with parents, ensure management and time keeping of attendance and nurturing the Irish language in a positive manner. You will be on a team with two others catering to max28 children. Each day you may avail of a hot meal and dessert provided by the chef. Extra hours during the summer are offered to help out with our Campa Samradh. There are many other opportunities throughout the year to get involved and provide services to the community of Cloghane- Brandon.
Please email your CV and covering letter to eolas@cflt.ie
Closing date 2nd October 2023
Successful applicants will receive compensation in relation to their skills and experience, starting from €13 per hour


Name of Service: Naíonra Annascaul
Location: Sports Hall Annascaul

Position: AIMs support worker

Hours: 15 hours per week

Duties: To work one to one with a child with additional needs and to help them integrate into the preschool room.
To ensure a safe, secure and healthy environment for the health, welfare and development of the children.
Observe and record children’s progress, by setting goals for child’s development and document these.
To communicate effectively with children, families and staff alike.
Meet established policies and procedures, creating an environment of best practice.
Qualifications: Minimum FETAC/QQI Level 5 in childcare is essential
Method of Application: Email naionraannascaul@gmail.com
Closing Date: none
Service Contact Details: Contact Nell or Nora on email: naionraannascaul@gmail.com or phone: 0873662344



Dingle Skellig Hotel
Vacancy Crèche Manager – Part Time Flexible Position
Essential Qualification Minimum of level 6 in Childcare, level 7 or 8 desirable
Job Description This is a very flexible role to manage our award winning guest crèche, which operates at weekends and during school holidays for evening sessions.
This role will see you manage the day to day running of our crèche facility here in the hotel and is perfect for those wishing to work part time in an excellent work environment.
The successful candidate will be fully compliant with Tusla statutory requirements & inspections.
You will be responsible for the recording & safekeeping of all registers, records & policies for our crèche.
Application details To apply email your cv for the attention of Karen Byrnes to hr@dingleskellig.com


Employer Dingle Skellig Hotel
Vacancy Crèche Assistants – Part Time Flexible Positions
Essential Qualification Minimum of level 5 in Childcare
Job Description Our award winning guest crèche operates at weekends and during school holidays for evening sessions. We have a number of part time crèche assistant roles now available.
The roles may be particular suitable for those studying childcare, those returning to work, or those wishing for flexible working hours due to the nature of the evening opening hours.
The successful candidates will have a caring and nurturing nature and a love for caring for young children.
They will also have a knowledge of regulations & relevant legislation.
Good communication & timekeeping skills are an important part of the job.
Application details To apply email your cv for the attention of Karen Byrnes to hr@dingleskellig.com



Cahereen Heights Childcare are currently recruiting Early Years Educators due to increasing demand

To be successful for these position’s you must have:

  • Qualifications in childcare (minimum QQI level 5), level 7/8 a bonus.
  • A love for working with children from 6 months to 12 years of age in a fast paced, fun environment.
  • Must be a calm person and be competent in dealing with varying behaviours.
  • You will work on your own initiative and also work as part of a team in all aspects of the daily running of care rooms.
  • Good communication skills are necessary, as you will be communicating with children and parents/guardians on a daily basis.
  • Desire to work with a large supportive team.
  • A dedication to the children in their care, complying with all relevant regulations, policies and procedures.

Job Type: Full-time/part time

Wage: €13.00-€15.50 per hour


  • On-site parking


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Please contact Katie on 066 7143100 or email application to  info@cahereencreche.com


Maureen’s Pre school Abbeydorney Village. Co. Kerry is recruiting an early educator for the Pre school.

Experience is desired but not essential, as they would be happy to train a newly qualified professional.

Please email your CV with a cover to timmyspillane@gmail.com

Position: 38 weeks . (Full school year).

Working hours:  15 Hrs/week with excellent rates of pay.  

The successful applicants will be responsible for, but not limited to:

All aspects of the care and education of the children,

Coordinating and implementing the day to day running of the pre school.

Positive role modeling, interactions & supervision of the children at all times,

Maintaining the safety and well-being of the children,

Ensuring the provision of quality service to children and parents,

Cooperating with TUSLA Early Years Inspectors.

Maintaining relevant records,

Reporting any areas of concern to the owner,

Implementing Síolta and Aisteár within the service,

Any other reasonable tasks assigned to you by management.

Qualifications and Requirements

All applicants must have a minimum QQI / FETAC Level 5 (or higher).

Eager to help the children in all aspects for their wellbeing, learning and development.

Additional experience and qualifications are highly desirable e.g. First Aid, Manual Handling. 

Garda Vetting (and international police clearance if having lived outside of Ireland for more than 6 months) will be required.

Fluent in both written and spoken English.

              A working knowledge of Aistear & Siolta.

Min 2 references will be needed prior to the appointment.

Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills.

Be able to offer genuine kindness, warmth, and responsiveness to the needs of our children.


Bellview Woods Childcare are currently recruiting experienced Early Years Educator’s to join our fantastic team based in Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland.


Please email your CV and cover letter to bellviewwoods@bestcreche.ie


Positions:  Full time and Part time

Working hours Full time: up to 40 hours per week – Crèche opening hours are from 7.45am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, 52 weeks of the year. Shifts vary from week to week.

Working hours Part time: up to 30 hours per week 9am to 2:30pm or 1pm to 6pm – 5 days a week, Aim position and Afterschool hours

The successful applicants will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • All aspects of the care and education of the children in Bellview Woods Childcare
  • Coordinating and implementing indoor and outdoor play activities, arts & crafts with all children
  • Positive interactions with the children at all times, not just supervision
  • Ensuring the overall safety and well being of the children
  • To co-operate with TUSLA Early Years Inspectors and health board inspections.
  • To be dynamic and with the ability to multi-task with a caring and professional manner.
  • To come up with new ideas and activities to encourage the children’s development
  • Maintenance of records relating to feeding, nappy changing, sleep routine, medication administration, accident report forms, observations etc.
  • To ensure the provision of a quality service to children and parents
  • To liaise with parents/guardians of the children and keep them informed of the children’s progress and well being
  • Ensuring a good standard of hygiene and the general cleaning duties for the childcare facility
  • To work as part of a team and liaise with other team members
  • To report all areas of concern to the manager
  • Implementing Síolta and Aisteár within the service.
  • Attending relevant training
  • Any other reasonable task assigned to you by management


Qualifications and Requirements

  • All applicants must have minimum QQI / FETAC Level 5 or higher and be eligible to work full time in Ireland. All other qualifications must be recognized by the DCYA.
  • We are eager to find a candidate with a genuine passion towards Early Years. The perfect candidate would be hardworking, ambitious, creative and a real team player
  • Additional experience and qualifications are highly desirable. Garda Vetting(and international police clearance if having lived outside of Ireland for more than 6 months) will also be required
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English
  • A working knowledge of Aistear & Siolta an advantage
  • Ability to work in partnership with parents 
  • Team player
  • Ensure a safe, secure and healthy environment for children, parents and staff 
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • A genuine love and interest for working with children


**Please note, applications will only be accepted for those who hold a Degree/Qualification in Childcare or related Discipline**

Short listing will apply


Puffins Childcare Firies are looking for an early years educator to join our growing team.

A minimum level five childcare qualification is required. First aid training is an advantage  but not essential.

This is a full time position

Experience of working in an early years service is desirable



Little Voyagers Childcare

Are looking to fulfill the following roles:

  • Childcare Practitioner: Full Time – 39 hour week
  • Babyroom Childcare Practitioner: Full Time – 39 hour week
  • Preschool Teacher – Afternoon Session – 1pm to 5/6pm – Monday to Friday
  • Full Time Preschool Position – Fulfilling an AIM position in the morning preschool session and preschool teacher position in the afternoon.

*Full Time positions are worked between the hours of 7.30am and 6pm, Monday to Friday. Working hours vary from week to week.

Main Responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual education and care for children placed in the service.
  • Support to the other personnel within the childcare service and support the Manager with the day-to-day running of the childcare service.

Main Duties include:

  • Assist the day to day running of the childcare service.
  • To be responsible, along with the staff team, for developing and reviewing an effective system of communication between parents and staff.
  • Ensure adult/child interaction is of an excellent standard.
  • To assess each individual child’s needs within the group and to plan to meet these needs.
  • To comply with TUSLA regulations and other relevant policies and legislation. To remain updated on childcare legislation.
  • Advice the Manager of all matters requiring his/her attention, including duty of care issues, Children’s First issues, breech of policies and procedures, special events, fundraising, outings etc.
  • Promoting a positive profile of this childcare service and its work.
  • Keep strictly confidential any personal information.
  • Adhere to ALL policies and procedures of Little Voyagers Childcare.

Salary: Starting at €14.50 per hour.


Please email your CV to littlevoyager@ardfertcommunitycentre.ie if interested.


Greta’s Childcare is a full day creche setting in Annascaul village. Greta’s childcare is looking to hire full time, part time and relief early years practitioners. Please see all information below and contact Greta with any questions or enquiries.

  • Full time, part time and relief staff wanted.
  • Immediate start.
  • Monday- Friday.
  • Minimum requirement- FETAC level 5.
  • Experience is desirable but not essential.
  • 13-17 euro per hour.

Deputy Manager 

  • Full time hours
  • Monday to Friday
  • 15-17 euro per hour
  • Minimum requirement FETAC level 5
  • Experience is essential.
  • Manager in charge in managers absence
  • Curriculum planning.
  • Communication skills.
  • Leadership skills.
  • If interested in either of the above roles please contact Greta McCarthy on 0669157673 or 0852153333


Sneem Community Preschool and Creche are currently recruiting a Room Leader and Early Years Practitioners to work with our Pre-School children

Very competitive salary available

Please email your CV and cover letter to sneemcreche@gmail.com

Positions:  Full time & Part Time Roles available

Qualifications and Requirements

  • All applicants must have minimum QQI / FETAC Level 5 or higher and be eligible to work full time in Ireland. All other qualifications must be recognized by the DCYA.
  • Additional experience and qualifications are highly desirable. Garda Vetting(and international police clearance if having lived outside of Ireland for more than 6 months)will also be required
  • Fluent in both written and spoken English


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.