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A Childcare Career in Giraffe


At Giraffe Childcare, we believe that our team are one of our strongest and most valued assets. We invest in their future and assist them to reach their full potential through our training and development programmes.

Many of our centre management team and Area Support Directors begun their career with Giraffe Childcare as childcare practitioners. Although many have been promoted into management roles, they are very much Childcare Practitioners are heart. Their love for the children and their staff allows them to provide and develop strong, close, supportive teams.

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. We can then offer the consistency and continuity of care that’s so important to children. Childcare training is just one area where we support our people.

My Giraffe Journey: Video
Sarah Fennessey – Centre Manager (Giraffe Cherrywood)

Being my Best – Giraffe Training Academy

At our Giraffe Training Academy, we have a robust training programmes for all which includes personal development courses, core skills on the job training programmes, supervisors, management and mentoring to provide you with the skill set to reach your goals. Some of these courses can be taken online through our virtual learning platform.

The Ethos of “Being my Best” is one of the core foundations of Giraffe. It provides an opportunity for staff to openly share their professional career goals with their centre management team and assist our teams the opportunity to grow and develop with us. We are passionate about childcare and seek likeminded passionate childcare practitioners who love what they do. We provide a fun, happy, and safe environment for children to play, learn & thrive. We continuously, invest in resources and training for our staff to ensure that they have the most up to date knowledge and experience in areas such as behaviour management, child development and development of curriculum.

We run an induction programme to ensure all staff learn about the Giraffe approach, know all our policies and procedures and are ready to nurture, love and care for all the children. New recruits choose us because we invest in our teams and offer opportunities for career progression and ongoing training and development.

We know it’s our people that make us great, so we make sure we reward and recognise our teams. When we choose our staff we are looking for staff that are passionate about childcare, love what they do and strive to provide a fun, happy and safe environment for children to play, learn and thrive. We provide recognition to our staff for achieving “Begin My Best” through our “Employee of the quarter”, “Employee of the year” and “Centre of the Year” awards.

If you’ve got what it takes be part of the Giraffe team and have a desire to work alongside passionate and experienced professionals, Apply today! 

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