Academy & Careers

Careers in Childcare

Current Positions

A Career in Childcare

As Ireland’s largest childcare employer we offer an exciting range of career opportunities for motivated childcare professionals at all levels, including managers, deputies, supervisors and newly-qualified practitioners. We invest in our teams’ professional development and career development in childcare, and many of our managers and leaders started out with Giraffe as newly-qualified practitioners. We believe that through a commitment to our role as carers and educators in childcare, we make a positive difference to the lives of families, children, our community and each other. Read about Workplace Wellbeing at Giraffe.

A Day in Giraffe Cherrywood

We are currently seeking candidates with qualifications in childcare for our childcare centres across Dublin: see our current jobs postings here.

We offer a competitive salary, continuous professional development opportunities, support with childcare and exciting career opportunities.Whether you’re completing a FETAC 5 or 6 qualification, or if you have years of Childcare experience, we’d love to hear from you!

Giraffe Training Academy

At Giraffe childcare you’ll discover a team of carers that are really Supervisors Training Giraffe Childcare Liffey Valleypassionate about childcare and early education. We expect a high standard from all our people, and in return we offer meaningful opportunities to develop professionally and fulfill their potential. We know that having a happy team not only helps us provide the very best childcare but it also guarantees that our team stay with us and we can offer the consistency and continuity of care that’s so important to children. Read about our Infant Care workshops here.


I joined Giraffe in 2018, and started in the Clonsilla centre as a trainee Deputy Manager. Since joining the team, I have received lots of support from my colleagues, the transition couldn’t have been smoother for me. Both staff and parents have been extremely welcoming and I would recommend Giraffe to anyone that may be looking for an exciting childcare career. I am continuing my studies and am currently completing a Bachelors (HONS) degree in early childhood studies – which at times can be challenging when working full time!  However the area support managers here at Giraffe give me additional support to help me with this wherever possible. Giraffe has provided me with the opportunity to develop my career and offer lots of in-house training that you don’t receive in many other early years’ settings. – Michelle, Giraffe Clonsilla

Giraffe academy’s learning and development team offer all our carers a continuous professional development program that responds to ambition and commitment.  Our professional development program is led by experienced Childcare trainers and facilitators, both in-house and external. We use an action learning system, which sets our carers ‘real life’ challenges and scenarios that best develop their skills and knowledge. Read more about the Giraffe Training Academy.

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