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Why you should work with us

We invest in our children, and we invest in our staff too. We work in a safe, creative, and supportive environment. We have developed a comprehensive Staff Learning and Development Programme, ensuring you have all the support you need to deliver the highest quality early learning.
Unlike other childcare services, StartBright is publicly funded and governed by a volunteer Board of Management, and as a result, we are bound by strict professional standards. In other words, we look for the best and brightest talent out there to join our teams.

Current vacancies

Startbright Brookview
Educational Leader required for StartBright Brookview(Tallaght)
35 hours per week
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Applications are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced people for the role of Educational Leader at our StartBright Brookview centre, located in Tallaght.

We require a dedicated, flexible and enthusiastic individuals who are quality driven and have a child focused approach to early childhood education.

All applicants must have a minimum qualification of FETAC level 7 in Early Years and Education.

The role of the Educational Leader is to work directly with their early years’ service to build on their capacity to deliver high quality, inclusive early childhood care and education for children and families. This role may also include a room leader/ supervisor role so experience in a leadership role in an early years setting is essential.

The ideal candidate will have:·

A sound working knowledge of Síolta & Aistear· Knowledge and or experience of national and international models of quality practices, philosophy and pedagogy.

Knowledge of the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018

An understanding and knowledge of the Early Childhood Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF) and of all aspects of operating a quality early years environment

An inclusive approach to practice and an understanding of the Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Charter Guideline for Early Childhood Care and Education:

An understanding of the First 5 - A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children, and their Families 2019-2028

An appreciation for the Healthy Ireland Start Smart Framework developed by National Childhood Network

A good knowledge and understanding of child protection and the duties and responsibilities under Children First

Be naturally warm and respectful towards children & their needs

Leadership and organisational skills- Interested in CPD and reflective practice approaches

An ability to work in partnership with other Educators

Experience of working with parents as partners

A flexible approach to their work· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Prepared to complete a Garda Vetting form and additional mandatory training required for the role

A good knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety legislation

Interested candidates should send a current CV and cover letter specifically stating the position applied for to:

The Manager via email – manager@startbright.ieor alternatively via post to: The Manager, StartBright ELC Head Office, 1st Floor, ACE Enterprise Park, Bawnogue, Clondalkin, D22

The closing date for receipt of applications is strictly no later than 1pm on Friday 7th June 2024.

Please note short-listing may apply. StartBright Early Learning Centres Company Ltd by Guarantee is an equal opportunities employer

Startbright Brookview
Early Years Educator required for StartBright Brookview(Tallaght)
35 hours a week (September start date)
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Applications are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced people for the role of Early Years Educator at our StartBright Brookview centre, located in Tallaght.

We require a dedicated, flexible and enthusiastic individuals who are quality driven and have a child focused approach to early childhood education.

All applicants must have a minimum qualification of FETAC level 6 in Early Childhood Education.

Experience in an early years setting is essential.

The ideal candidate will have:•

A sound working knowledge of Síolta & Aistear

• An inclusive approach to practice

• Knowledge of the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018

• An understanding and knowledge of the National Quality Framework and of all aspects of operating a quality early years environment required understanding and knowledge

• A good knowledge and understanding of child protection and the duties and responsibilities under Children First

• A good knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety legislation

• Experience of working with parents as partners

• A flexible approach to their work

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• An ability to work in partnership with other Educators

• Prepared to complete a Garda Vetting form and additional mandatory training required for the role

• Be naturally warm and respectful towards children & their needs

Interested candidates should send a current CV and cover letter specifically stating the position applied for to:

The Manager – manager@startbright.ieOr alternatively via post to: The Manager, StartBright ELC Head Office, 1st Floor, ACE Enterprise Park, Bawnogue, Clondalkin, D22The closing date for receipt of applications is strictly no later than 1pm on Wednesday 15th May 2024.

Please note short-listing may apply. StartBright Early Learning Centres Company Ltd by Guarantee is an equal opportunities employer

StartBright Bawnogue
Educators Required at StartBright ELC’s – Summer Months
Up to 35 hours per week
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Applications are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced people for the role of fulltime summer months Early Years Educators at our StartBright Balgaddy centre, located in Clondalkin.

This role is to cover annual leave requirements across the summer months and will require flexibility and ability to work at short notice. This is a busy service and can offer a variety of shifts up to a maximum of 35 hours per week.

We require a dedicated, flexible and enthusiastic individuals who are quality driven and have a child focused approach to early childhood education.

All applicants must have a minimum qualification of FETAC level 5 in Childcare.

Experience in an early years setting is essential.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A sound working knowledge of Síolta & Aistear
  • An inclusive approach to practice
  • Knowledge of the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018
  • An understanding and knowledge of the National Quality Framework and of all aspects of operating a quality early years environment required understanding and knowledge
  • A good knowledge and understanding of child protection and the duties and responsibilities under Children First
  • A good knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety legislation
  • Experience of working with parents as partners
  • A flexible approach to their work
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • An ability to work in partnership with other Educators
  • Prepared to complete a Garda Vetting form and additional mandatory training required for the role
  • Be naturally warm and respectful towards children & their needs

Interested candidates should send a current CV and cover letter specifically stating the position applied for to:

The Manager via email provided;

Or alternatively via post to:

The Manager, StartBright ELC Head Office, 1st Floor, ACE Enterprise Park, Bawnogue, Clondalkin, D22

The closing date for receipt of applications is strictly no later than 1pm on Friday 7th June 2024.

Please note short-listing may apply.

StartBright Early Learning Centres Company Ltd by Guarantee is an equal opportunities employer.

Startbright Brookview
Afterschool Educator for StartBright Brookview
20 hours per week
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Applications are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced people for the role of School Aged Childcare Educators at StartBright Brookview working with children aged from 5-12 years old.

We require a dedicated, flexible and enthusiastic individuals who are quality driven and have a child focused approach to school aged childcare and education. Candidates will be flexible to work out of term time (Easter, Summer, Mid terms etc) and work to 5.30pm.

Desirable - All applicants must have a minimum qualification of FETAC level 5 in Childcare or SNA/ Youth work Equivalent.

Essential - Experience in a School aged childcare setting.

The ideal candidate will have:

· An understanding and knowledge of the National Quality Guidelines for School Aged Childcare and of all aspects of operating a quality afterschool environment.

· A sound working knowledge of Síolta & Aistear (desirable)

· An inclusive approach to practice

· Knowledge of the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018

· A good knowledge and understanding of child protection and the duties and responsibilities under Children First

· A good knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety legislation

· Experience of working with parents as partners

· A flexible approach to their work

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

· An ability to work in partnership with other Educators

· Prepared to complete a Garda Vetting form and additional mandatory and quality training required for the role

· Be naturally warm and respectful towards children & their needs

Interested candidates should send a current CV and cover letter specifically stating the position applied for to: The Manager – manager@startbright.ie

Or alternatively via post to:

The Manager, StartBright ELC Head Office, 1st Floor, ACE Enterprise Park, Bawnogue, Clondalkin, D22

The closing date for receipt of applications is strictly no later than 1pm on Friday 3rd May 2024.

Please note short-listing may apply.

StartBright Early Learning Centres Company Ltd by Guarantee is an equal opportunities employer.

StartBright Bawnogue
Relief Early Years Educators required for StartBright Bawnogue
Up to 35 hrs per week/52 weeks
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Applications are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced people for the role of fulltime relief Early Years Educators at our StartBright Bawnogue centre, located in Clondalkin.

This role is on a casual basis to cover staff training and other leave requirements and will require flexibility and ability to work at short notice. The service is fulltime, and can offer a variety of shifts up to a maximum of 35 hours per week/ 52 weeks per year.

We require a dedicated, flexible and enthusiastic individuals who are quality driven and have a child focused approach to early childhood education.

All applicants must have a minimum qualification of FETAC level 5 in Childcare. Experience in an early years setting is essential.

The ideal candidate will have:

• A sound working knowledge of Síolta & Aistear

• An inclusive approach to practice

• Knowledge of the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018

• An understanding and knowledge of the National Quality Framework and of all aspects of operating a quality early years environment required understanding and knowledge

• A good knowledge and understanding of child protection and the duties and responsibilities under Children First

• A good knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety legislation

• Experience of working with parents as partners

• A flexible approach to their work

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

• An ability to work in partnership with other Educators

• Prepared to complete a Garda Vetting form and additional mandatory training required for the role

• Be naturally warm and respectful towards children & their needs

Interested candidates should send a current CV and cover letter specifically stating the position applied for to:

The Manager – manager@startbright.ie

Or alternatively via post to:

The Manager, StartBright ELC Head Office, 1st Floor, ACE Enterprise Park, Bawnogue, Clondalkin, D22

The closing date for receipt of applications is strictly no later than 1pm on Friday 17th March 2023.

Please note short-listing may apply.

StartBright Early Learning Centres Company Ltd by Guarantee is an equal opportunities employer.

Startbright Brookview
Early Years Educator required for StartBright Brookview
20 hours per week
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Applications are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced people for the role of AIM Early Years Educator at our StartBright Brookview centre, located in Tallaght.

 

We require a dedicated, flexible and enthusiastic individuals who are quality driven and have a child focused approach to early childhood education.

All applicants must have a minimum qualification of FETAC level 6 or above in Childcare.

 

Experience in an early years setting is essential.

The ideal candidate will have:

·       A sound working knowledge of Síolta & Aistear

·       An inclusive approach to practice

·       Knowledge of the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services)(Registration of School Age Services) Regulations2018

·       An understanding and knowledge of the National Quality Framework and of all aspects of operating a quality early years environment required understanding and knowledge

·       A good knowledge and understanding of child protection and the duties and responsibilities under Children First

·       A good knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety legislation

·       Experience of working with parents as partners

·       A flexible approach to their work

·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·       An ability to work in partnership with other Educators

·       Prepared to complete a Garda Vetting form and additional mandatory training required for the role

·       Be naturally warm and respectful towards children & their needs

 

Interested candidates should send a current CV and cover letter specifically stating the position applied for to:

The Manager – manager@startbright.ie

Or alternatively via post to:

The Manager, StartBright ELC Head Office, 1st Floor, ACE Enterprise Park, Bawnogue, Clondalkin, D22

The closing date for receipt of applications is strictly no later than 1pm on Friday 3rd May 2024.

Casual Educators required for roles across StartBright Early Learning Centres based in Clondalkin, Lucan & Tallaght
Causal hours
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Applications are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced people for the role of Early Years Educators at our StartBright Early Learning centres, located in Clondalkin, Lucan & Tallaght.

This role s on a casual basis to cover staff training and other leave requirements and will require flexibility and ability to work at short notice. Possibly suited to applicants who are qualified and currently studying or working part time or for applicants who prefer to work on a casual basis.

We require dedicated, flexible and enthusiastic individuals who are quality driven and have a child focused approach to early childhood education.

All applicants must have a minimum qualification of FETAC level 5 in Childcare.

Experience in an early years setting is essential. Experience in School Aged Childcare is desirable.

The ideal candidate will have:

·       A sound working knowledge of Síolta & Aistear

·       An inclusive approach to practice

·       Knowledge of the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) (Registration of School Age Services) Regulations 2018

·       An understanding and knowledge of the National Quality Framework and of all aspects of operating a quality early years environment required understanding and knowledge

·       A good knowledge and understanding of child protection and the duties and responsibilities under Children First

·       A good knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety legislation

·       Experience of working with parents as partners

·       A flexible approach to their work

·       Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

·       An ability to work in partnership with other Educators

·       Prepared to complete a Garda Vetting form and additional mandatory training required for the role

·       Be naturally warm and respectful towards children & their needs

Interested candidates should send a current CV and cover letter specifically stating the position applied for to:

The Manager – manager@startbright.ie

Or alternatively via post to:

The Manager, StartBright ELC Head Office, 1st Floor, ACE Enterprise Park, Bawnogue, Clondalkin, D22

Please note short-listing may apply.

StartBright Early Learning Centres Company Ltd by Guarantee is an equal opportunities employer.

Testimonial

"I have been working in the company for the past 23/24 years, so I think that says a lot about how much I love working with the children and the company"

"StartBright is a people first service - driven by both the needs of the people we serve and the people on our team."

"I know from listening to other people who work for different organisations that StartBright are doing things right. I'm proud to be a member of the StartBright family, caring for the families in our communities"

"I started working with StartBright ELC 18 months ago and what a journey it has been so far. Each and every one of the staff are welcoming, supportive and passionate about their role and position"

Get in touch

If you think you’ve got what it takes to be part of the StartBright team, we’d love to hear from you. Send your CV and cover letter to manager@startbright.ie , or alternatively you can post it to: StartBright Head Office, Ace Enterprise Park, Bawnogue Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22