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 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. 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


Na Ionad na Cille, Castledrum, Castlemaine, Co-Kerry. 066-9766005

Full Time and Part Time Childcare Practitioners Needed

Childcare Practitioner required. Duties to include working with children across all areas of the service Crèche, Pre-School, & After-Schools.

A minimum QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education (or equivalent recognised qualification or higher award recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications of Ireland (NFQ), is essential.

1 years experience in the childcare sector is preferable.

2 written references are essential both from the most previous employments and childcare related.

Must be familiar with Childcare Regulations

First Aid & TUSLA Always Children First and HighScope training or knowledge would be an advantage.

Fluent English is required.

Applicants must be prepared to complete a Garda Vetting Application Form and police check if applicable.

Start Date: immediate subject to Garda vetting

Hourly Rate:  Dependent on qualification, experience no less than €12.50per hour etc.

Closing Date: 6pm Wednesday 27th October

 Applications should include: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, 2 written references, qualifications & police check if applicable.

By post: Manager, Nai Ionad Na Cille Ltd. Castledrum, Castlemaine, Co-Kerry.


Canvassing will disqualify candidates.



Benin Casa Montessori School is delighted to announce that we are currently hiring for the position of a Montessori Pre-School Communication and Administration Manager   This exciting role would suit a professional, creative and caring leader who has a passion for both management and Montessori philosophy. This school has received high accreditations by the governing bodies and aims to always progress and develop child centred education. While the responsibilities have been listed below, this is an evolving role that will change and evolve over time. The hours are similar to our working school hours and the working space will be located on the school premises. An attractive salary and package is on offer to the successful candidate.   Minimum educational requirement:

  • Minimum of a Level 7 qualification (preferably in childcare but not essential)
  • 2 years’ experience in a Senior Administrative role
  • Excellent IT Skills and experience in managing Online Platforms.
  • Excellent communication, decision making and problem-solving skills.

  Key Responsibilities of the position:

  • Manage the childcare team in providing a high-quality early childhood service that provides a safe and nurturing environment and promotes the holistic needs of each child attending the service.
  • Ensure the Health, Safety and Well-being of all the school members
  • Prioritise health and safety as per childcare regulations and HACCP
  • Liaise with Túsla Early Years Inspectorate, DES Inspectors and any outside agencies who may be involved with the service in any form
  • Manage all book-keeping areas of the school and communicate with school accountant re payroll, holiday pay, sick leave, absences etc.
  • Implement new communication and administrative systems to support the continuous growth and development of the school
  • Manage and record current and future enrolment of children continuously and liaise with parents to ensure application process is updated for prospective students
  • Communicate with parents via email throughout the year while liaising with School Managers
  • Ensure there are adequate school resources available for each classroom and replenish as required
  • He/She will have overall responsibility for the daily management and operation of the service, the staff and the children attending the service, and will report directly to the owner on a weekly basis alongside with School Managers
  • Ensure that the service adheres to the Childcare Pre-school Regulations

  Application: Please email your CV and Cover letter to Closing Date: Wednesday 24th November 2021 by 5pm ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Greta’s Childcare Annascaul are currently looking for staff to join our team.


Applicants must have:

A minimum of Fetac level 5 childcare. FAR First Aid Training and at least two years work experience.   Please email your CV to ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Relief staff member for Curranes Community Childcare Service based in Scoil Ide, Curranes, Castleisland 

(Sessional pre-school and part-time after-school service)   This is a small service with one staff member based in a primary school. Therefore, the relief staff member would be required to cover staff absences/sick leave etc. and would have to be comfortable with being the only staff member in the classroom.   The following skills are required:

  • Relevant childcare qualification (Minimum FETAC Level 6)
  • First aid trained
  • Responsible for the overall education, care, safety and well-being of children
  • Strong work ethic
  • Confidence to work on ones own initiative

  All applicants are subject to satisfactory Garda vetting and reference checks. Please forward CV to Phone Anna on 087-4360147 ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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

  __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 JOB TITLE: CHILDCARE PRACTITIONER, MINIMUM FETAC LEVEL 5 QUALIFICATION 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.  _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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 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.