Local Jobs Board

Current Vacancies in Early Learning and School Age Care Settings in Clare

As an interim measure, while the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) are looking at a longer term national measure, Clare County Childcare Committee (Clare CCC) have set up a local Jobs Board.

This page is hosted by the Clare CCC. The role is purely as a host, please see contact details for each job vacancy advertised, below. 

If you would like an upcoming vacancy to be included on this Jobs Board, please send to miranda.cooke@clarechildcare.ie by 5pm on Tuesdays. The Board will be updated on a weekly basis. Each vacancy will be kept on the Board for a one month period, unless otherwise advised.

Name of Service: Paísti Beaga Créche & Montessori

Locality: Quin 

Hours: 8am to 5:30pm - Monday to Friday

Position: Floor Manager 

(Minimum of Level 7 in childcare with 3 years of experience in Childcare sector is required)

Closing Date: 7th October

Contact: paistibeaga@gmail.com 0851143449


The successful candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of FETAC Level 7 in childcare major award
  • Willing to upskill, taking up different training courses online/offline
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Childcare is required.
  • Experience in staff management is an advantage
  • Be a great team player
  • Ensure a safe, secure and healthy environment for the care, safety and welfare of the children in their care.
  • To provide quality early childhood care and education to children
  • To, guide, observe, stimulate and supervise children in a safe and caring environment.
  • To work in close co-operation with the Manager and the other team members
  • Ensure the safety, security and wellbeing of all children in your care
  • To assist in the planning and implementation of an age-appropriate stimulating programme of activities which will enhance the child’s natural growth and development
  • To ensure all quality and safety standards are maintained in the service at all times
  • To ensure the environment is maintained in a safe, clean and hygienic manner at all times

Full training and induction is provided.

Competitive salary offered to the right candidate.

ERO rates in place and Salary is negotiable.

Name of Service: Ruan Community Childcare

Locality: Ruan

Hours: 9.30am to 12.30am

Position: AIM position, Immediate Start following Garda Vetting.

Closing Date: Not stated (Vacancy posted on 28.09.22)

Contact: Contact Gai Hardy 0868839132 or by email ruanplaygroup@gmail.com.


Seek a candidate with a Level 5 or 6 childcare qualification. 

Name of Service: Inagh Ark Childcare

Locality: Inagh

Hours: Full time position

Position: Childcare Practitioner 

Closing Date: Friday 7 October 2022

Contact: Please email your CV to manager@inagharkcreche.com


Minimum QQI Level 5 in Childcare.

Garda Vetting is required for this position.

2 references required.

Name of Service: Cairde Beag Kilrush and Kilkee

Locality: West Clare

Hours: Full-time

Position: Manager - Clare Local Development Company (CLDC) wish to recruit a Manager for an initial one-year period for Cairde Beag Community Childcare in West Clare.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the delivery of high-quality care and
learning opportunities for children, based on the needs and interests of those children. 

They will be tasked with ensuring all policies and procedures are followed by staff; the support and professional development of staff; oversight of daily operations; oversight of curriculum, programme planning, reporting and documentation. They will also be responsible for day-to-day budgetary management with the support of CLDC finance staff.

Closing Date: 4pm Wednesday October 5th 2022. Completed applications to include CV and cover letter to be forwarded to Iyabo Matthew, HR Dept.,
CLDC, Unit 1 Westgate Business Park, Kilrush Rd, Ennis, Co. Clare or imatthew@cldc.ie

Contact: For full job description and person specification, please email Iyabo Matthew at imatthew@cldc.ie

- The successful candidate will have a graduate (Level 8) qualification
- management/supervisory experience in a childcare setting 
- The ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy early childhood education environment with a high level of professionalism.
Clare Local Development Company is an equal opportunities employer. Garda Vetting will apply.

Name of Service: Lissycasey Laugh and Learn

Locality: Lissycasey

Hours: Full time hours and afternoon hours 12 to 6pm.

Position: Childcare Practitioners

Closing Date: Friday, 23rd September 2022

Contact: Please send your CV along with a cover letter to Lissycasey Laugh and Learn, Lissycasey, Ennis V95 PT86, Co. Clare or email to manager@lissycaseylaughandlearn.com

-Hold a minimum FETAC level 5 Childcare Qualification.
-Be fluent in spoken and written English.
-Maintain professionalism in all aspects of childcare.
- Be committed to the provision of a quality childcare and educational service and have enthusiasm for the position.

€12 - €14 per hour.
This is an excellent opportunity to experience working in a busy childcare organisation with a great team of early years professionals.

Name of Service: Lifford Childcare Centre

Locality: Ennis 

Hours: Fulltime position available

Position: Childcare Practitioner 

Closing Date: Friday 16th September 

Contact: please forward CV to  liffordchildcare@gmail.com 


Minimum FETAC Level 5 in childcare or equivalent.

Desirable: First Aid, Manual Handling, Child Protection, HACCP

Experience in a similar childcare setting.

Good communication skills, fluency in both spoken and written English.

Garda Vetting is required for this position.

2 references required.

Name of Service: Hurlers Cross Afterschool 

Locality: Clonmoney

Hours: 25 hours term time/  min 30 hours out of term.

Position: Afterschool/ Childcare position 

Closing date: 9th September 2022

Contact: Annmarie at hurlerscrosschildcare@gmail.com 

Name of Service: Tiny Tots Montessori School Ennis

Locality: Ennis

Hours: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Position: Early Years Educator required for part time or relief work, flexible days if needed. 

Working in a small group ratio, in a fun, warm and encouraging setting.  

Requirements: Must have minimum level 6 qualification and first aid.

Closing Date: None (Vacancy posted on 24.08.22)

Contact:  Donna 0861952606