NEW – 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 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 


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.


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

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

Please see link below to the questionnaire:


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 Leanai Childcare Centre, Causeway, Co. Kerry V92YW73

Full Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Full-Time Childcare Practitioner who will be caring for children from 5 months to 5 years.


  • To ensure a safe, secure and healthy environment for the care, safety and welfare of the children
  • Actively engage the children in developmentally appropriate learning activities to facilitate the potential development of each child.
  • Promote and help maintain an organised, clean, safe, well equipped and culturally sensitive learning environment
  • Observe and record children’s progress
  • To communicate effectively with children, parents and staff alike.

Qualifications & Experience

In order to be successful in this position the applicant must have:

  • Minimum FETAC Level 5 Childcare qualification or equivalent
  • Ideally a Minimum of 1 year’s practical experience in a childcare setting
  • First Aid, Manual Handling and Food Safety Certified an advantage
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Job Type: Full-time

Start Date: 9/1/2023

Salary: Starting from €13.60 per hour

Apply with CV via email to:

Closing date for receipt of applications 13/12/22

Na Leanai Childcare Service


Co. Kerry

V92 YW73

RCN 20053123


Kerry County Childcare Committee

Applications are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced people for the role of

Childminding Development Officer

Part time, Fixed term contract 7th February until 31st December 2023.

Closing date for the receipt of applications is 12 noon 12th December 2022

A full job specification and application form is available from

Candidates will be short listed based on information supplied in their Application Form.

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

Aileen Kelleher

Kerry County Childcare Committee,

Unit 5, DavCon Business Centre,

Monavalley Business Park,


Co. Kerry

V92 DA22

Interviews will be held on 15th December 2022.



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.