NEW – Local Job’s 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.

Post Your Job Vacancy Here

If you would like an upcoming vacancy to be included on this Jobs Board, please send to Kathryn O’Donnell via email

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.

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

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 DCYA recognised qualifications list is the most comprehensive list currently available and :  DCYA Early Years Recognised Qualifications – df4fce5e-e6d0-4524-bfc3-10139c009c09.pdf (

If you can’t find your qualification, then the procedure for applying to have your qualification recognised is in the link here: which you can do by filling in the application form. If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact us on 0667181582

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

Pre-school Operator

Knockaderry Farranfore N.S.


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 after school 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  V93NF44 no later than 4pm on 13th May 2021. 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 operator for the provision of these services, 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  V93NF44; and (iii) reach the school no later than 4pm on 13th May 2021.  Any such submissions must be made on objective grounds.


Boherbue Educare Centre Crèche

The Village Boherbue, Mallow, Co Cork.      (029) 76800

Centre Manager full time position

Boherbue Educare Centre Creche requires a Manager to oversee our Early Learning and Care Service to ensure compliance and best practice in all areas of Child Protection and Welfare across the service.
Job description

To provide leadership, line management and support to our Early Years Practitioners and ensure best practice in Boherbue Educare Centre Creche. The Manager will report to the Voluntary
Management Committee (VMC) monthly.
Job Specification (Include, but not limited to)
• Management of Finance – oversee Payroll, accounts payable, banking, fees
• Management of Staff – HR related issues, rota’s, modelling good practice, supervising staff,
• Governing Bodies -Working knowledge of TUSLA, Pobal requirements
• Understanding of government and statutory requirements associated with childcare industry.
• Day to Day running of the services in line with Child Protection and Welfare guidelines
• Building Relationships with Families/caregivers, staff, members of the wider community

  • Administration Duties as assigned by Voluntary Management Committee

The above Job Specification is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all duties involved and consequently, the post holder may be requested to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office,
Qualifications & Experience:
• The successful candidate will ideally be educated to a minimum Fetac Level 8 in Early Childhood Studies or equivalent, however we will consider candidates who hold a Fetac Level 6.
• Knowledge of Tulsa Early Years Inspectorate, Dept. of Education Inspectorate and Food & Safety Inspectorate with experience of achieving compliance.
• Knowledge of the Pobal system and funding applications
• Working knowledge and experience with payroll system Thesaurus
• Previous childcare management experience desirable.
• Experience working in a highly regulated environment

Service profile

Boherbue Educare Centre Creche is a community based Early Learning and Care service, created and managed by a voluntary Board of Management of Parents and interest groups from the surrounding area. Boherbue Educare Centre Creche is committed to providing a consistent high quality Early Learning and Care service, with an enriching curriculum in a nurturing environment.

We strive to provide a home from home, happy, secure and caring atmosphere, with highly experienced and trained Early Years Practitioners, Our service empowers young children to actively pursue their own learning and interests through play. We place an emphasis on building positive relationships with families, to work effectively with them and their children, to be responsive to their changing needs and to help create a firm foundation for the future.
If interested in applying please send an up to date C.V. with a cover letter to

Closing date for applications is Friday May 7th 2021 Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 10th May 2021



 St Brigid’s Community Employment Vacancies


St Brigid’s Childcare Vacancies 
Location     Position     Vacancies    
Ballybunion Childcare Assistant 2
Ballyheigue Childcare Assistant 2
Cumann Iosaef Childcare Assistant 3
Castlemaine Childcare Assistant 1
Dromid Childcare Assistant 1
Killorglin FC Childcare Assistant 1
Killorglin Scamp & Scholars Childcare Assistant 1
Listowel Childcare Assistant 1
Listry Childcare Assistant 1
Milltown Childcare Assistant 1
Rath Oriagh Childcare Assistant 1
Scartaglen Childcare Assistant 1
Valentia Childcare Assistant 1


Closing Date for all positions is 15th June 2021




This is a Community Employment position with placement up to a maximum of 3 years allowing for qualifications and work experience.

Free QQI Level 5 and/or level 6 training will be provided to eligible participants. First Aid, HACCP, Manual Handling, Lámh and other relevant childcare related workshops will also be provided.

Duties to include: assisting in the day to day running of our childcare centre; providing a stimulating and varied programme of activities ensuring the well-being of the child. This position is 19.5 hours per week with Community Employment pay rates.


A good standard of English is desirable. Applicants must supply suitable character references and be prepared to complete a Garda vetting application form.

Please email your name and PPS number to to check your eligibility for Community Employment.


Once your eligibility is confirmed, please email your CV to: Joan or Katie at or telephone 066 7128521 for more information.




Budding Explorers Preschool (Tralee) is looking for relief staff for preschool service (15 hours a week).

Nurturing, fun-loving Early Years practitioner required who is passionate about play based learning and is enthusiastic about outdoor learning and exploration with children.

Successful applicants must have the following:

  • Hold a minimum Fetac Level 6 or equivalent Childcare qualification.
  • Have a minimum of 1 years’ experience working childcare
  • Be familiar with play-based child lead curriculum (Aistear).
  • Be committed to working with children in an outdoor environment.
  • Be reliable and available for work at short notice.
  • Great personal and interactive skills
  • Be enthusiastic about working with preschool age children.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Nurturing children’s curiosity through child lead activities
  • Communicate effectively with children and staff.
  • Help maintain the indoor and outdoor environment.
  • Complete child observations
  • Adherence to services Policies, Procedures and Ethos

Please phone Nikki on 085 1274877 for further information. Or submit your application through indeed.
Applications should include: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, two written references, qualifications & police check if applicable


Service Name
Little Learners Preschool


Job Title
Childcare Assistant


Job Description
– Position: Relief worker
– Level 6
– Follow guidelines
– understand Siolta and Aistear
– write up observations
– assist children children with activities
– good communication skills


Contact Person
Hannah Mortimer


Contact Number


Email Contact


End Date


Name of Service: Cahereen Heights Childcare

Location: Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Position: Full Time Childcare Assistant
Hours: Full Time Monday to Friday
Duties: Working in our creche & afterschool service

Qualifications: Minimum Level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education

Method of Application: Email only, cv required

Closing Date: N/a
Service Contact Details:              085-8347715


Name of Service: Cahereen Heights Childcare

Location: Castleisland, Co. Kerry
Position: Part Time Childcare Assistant
Hours: 20 to 30 hours per week

Duties: Working in our creche & afterschool service

Qualifications: Minimum Level 5 in Early Childhood Care and Education

Method of Application: Email only, cv required

Closing Date: N/a
Service Contact Details:              085-8347715


Name of Service: Wise Owl After School Club

Location: Tralee

Position: Room Leader Assistant

Hours: Part Time

Duties: Working with School Age Children, planning daily routine, organizing activities for children, school collections, helping with homework, helping Room leader with daily activities, workshops, and games.

Method of Application: CV and Cover Letter

Closing date: None

Service Contact Details:


Toni’s Childcare Service

Location: Killerisk Tralee
Position: Early Years Educator
Hours: Full Time
Duties: Montessori and Creche

Qualifications: QQI Level 5 minimum

Method of Application: E mail

Closing Date: None
Service Contact Details:


Childsplay Childcare Centre, Ardfert

Childsplay in Ardfert, is currently seeking a caring, enthusiastic and energetic Childcare Assistant. We provide quality care for children aged 6months to 15 years. Applicants will need a FETAC/QQI Level 5. There will be training and support provided. Potential future opportunities within our centre for Childcare Assistants to move up the ladder if they wish to do so and to other positions or age groups e.g. toddlers, preschool, afterschool. 

Desired skills are good communication skills, time management, patience, working on own initiative, being able to work as part of a team and most importantly a passion for working with children 

Please send all applications to or post to Childsplay Childcare, Sackville, Ardfert, Co. Kerry, V92 EN12. 

Successful candidates will need to provide 2 references and complete a Garda vetting form 


Little Voyager’s Childcare, Ardfert


Responsible to: Childcare Manager, as appointed by Board of Management, or any other staff member as appointed by the Manager and Board.

Hours of Work: Flexible between 07.30-18.00

Contract type: 1 year

Full time (39 hours/week)

Salary: To be agreed as is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Probationary Period: 6 months

This organisation is managed by a Voluntary Board of Management

Main Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Support the Manager with the day-to-day running of the childcare service in terms of administration.
  • Support the manager and staff in providing a varied and stimulating programme, which includes curriculum development that meets the needs of the children.

Main Duties:

  • Assist with the organisation and day to day running of the childcare service by developing an effective routine.
  • To be responsible, along with the staff team, for developing and reviewing an effective system of communication between parents and staff.
  • To assist the staff team and the Manager with setting and implementing objectives and policies for the childcare service.
  • Ensure adult/child interaction is of an excellent standard.
  • To assist in formulating a daily routine for the children this offers a wide variety of activities, but allows for flexibility as the situation/occasion/child demands. The activities offered must allow the children to experience creative, imaginative, manipulative, social and physical play. The children should be given the opportunity to play with natural materials and other age appropriate materials and equipment.
  • To assist in the preparation of forward planning for each session and ensuring that any preparatory work is carried out and also to ensure progression of play throughout the year. To ensure the play areas are well equipped and ready for the children when they arrive.
  • To assess each individual child’s needs within the group and to plan to meet these needs. This will involve listening to, encouraging, stimulating and enabling all children as appropriate in the childcare setting.
  • To be responsible for the safety of the children and for the hygiene of the childcare premises/areas.
  • To assist in the responsibility for keeping all the childcare records up to date. In association with the Manager, childcare practioners will ensure that all relevant records, policies and guidelines are in place and are being adhered to.
  • To comply with TUSLA regulations and other relevant policies and legislation. To remain updated on childcare legislation.
  • To encourage the active participation of all parents using the childcare service and to ensure that they are kept fully informed of their child’s overall development and of their group activities.
  • To assist the manager in providing support to the childcare team. This will take the form of attending and participating in regular staff meetings, daily debriefings, planning and evaluation sessions.
  • To assist manager in supporting volunteers/students on placement in the childcare service.
  • To attend regular support and supervision sessions with the Manager.
  • 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.
  • Liaising and networking positively with relevant local, regional and national voluntary, community and statutory agencies/organisations, as required.
  • Attend all staff meetings and other relevant meetings and training/courses as directed by the Manager and Board of Management.
  • Keep strictly confidential any personal information regarding all service users, their families and/or other circumstances that the childcare practioner learns as part of their day-to-day job. In the interest of child safety the childcare practioner must inform the Manager of any relevant information regarding a service user attending the childcare service.
  • Carry out other relevant duties and responsibilities as requested by the Manager and Board of Management.
  • Adhere to ALL policies and procedures of Little Voyagers Childcare, including Child Protection, Health & Safety and Confidentiality.

Please email CV & Cover letter to: 

Or post to 

Little voyagers childcare, Ardfert, Kerry, V92 HOFE. 



Please note: Kerry CCC will delete/shred any unsolicited CV’s received either by email or in hard copy.  This page is hosted by the Kerry CCC. The role is purely as a host, please see contact details for each job vacancy advertised, below.

Kerry County Childcare Committee provide this Job’s Board as a community service. While the job posts are monitored, we cannot recommend or endorse any entry that has been submitted.