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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.

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!

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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.

 My Giraffe Journey – Amanda Glenn

Amanda is a great example of someone who has grown with Giraffe. Amanda begun her career as a carer and over time gained the required experience to take the next step in her career. Amanda was promoted to supervisor. While in this role, she gained the knowledge and experience from a training programme provided at Giraffe to become the deputy manager in Central Park . After 1 year  in this position Amanda was given her own centre to look after. In this role she created a caring culture for the children and staff alike. She extended her knowledge to her team and provided them with the support required to provide the best care possible for all the children.  In November 2019, Amanda was promoted to the role of Recruitment Officer. We are delighted to have her knowledge and experience that she brings from the day to day centre life to ensure that we are attracting and hiring exceptional and passionate Childcare Assistants across all Giraffe Centres.  Amanda Glenn – Giraffe Childcare

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.

Childcare Work Experience/ Work Placements

At Giraffe are very proud of our established partnerships with numerous colleges throughout Dublin, Kildare and Meath. We believe in empower future childcare students by providing them with support, mentorship and hands on work experience. Our Centre management team support the students in developing their skills and assisting to put the theory into practice. Many students who attend our centres for work experience join our team and develop a long career with Giraffe. Learn more about Giraffe’s work experience programme .

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