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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
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 the 16th of February 2024.

Please note short-listing may apply.

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

StartBright Deansrath
Cook & Cleaner required for StartBright Deansrath
20 hours per week
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Cook & Cleaner required for StartBright Deansrath -

20 hours per week (Clondalkin)

Applications are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced people for the role of Cook/ Cleaner at our StartBright Deansrath centre, located in Clondalkin.

We require a dedicated, flexible and enthusiastic individual who enjoys cleaning and preparing nutritional snacks and meals for a busy childcare service.

Experience in a similar setting is desirable.

The ideal candidate will have:•

HACCP training

• Experience dealing with allergies and food intolerances

• An ability to work in partnership with the team/management to deliver healthy, nutrition, seasonal menus for the children

• Work in partnership with the team to ensure the overall hygiene and cleanliness of the service is maintained to a high level

• 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

• 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

Closing Date for application is Friday, 23rd February 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.

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