Academy & Careers

A Career in Childcare

As Ireland’s largest childcare employer we offer an exciting range of careers 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 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 me make a positive difference to the lives of families, a children, our community and each other.

Giraffe are seeking candidates with qualifications in childcare that share our enthusiasm and ambition for childcare. We offer a competitive salary, continuous professional development opportunities, support with childcare and exciting career opportunities.

If you’ve got what it takes be part of the Giraffe team and have a desire to work alongside passionate and experienced professionals, call our career line on (01) 245 0935.

Giraffe Training Academy


At Giraffe childcare you’ll discover a team of carers that are really passionate 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 Baby Care staff workshops here.



Supervisors Training 01.2017 Giraffe Liffey ValleyGiraffe 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 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 about our Staff Workshop in partnership with Early Childhood Ireland.

Our education program includes ongoing training in pediatric first aid, Aistear and Siolta, Childcare practice development as well as modules on play in early years and additional courses that refresh and upskill our childcare teams. All our training programs and staff are fully compliant with regulatory requirements and industry best practice. As members of Early Childhood Ireland we are committed to setting the highest standards in quality childcare provision.

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