Caisleán Óir, Childcare and Afterschool

Glinsk Community Childcare Centre.


Job Advertisement: Crèche Business Manager


We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team as the Crèche Business Manager at Caisleán Óir, Glinsk, Co. Galway. As the Crèche Business Manager, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the efficient running of the crèche on a day-to-day basis and safeguarding the continued sustainability of the business.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the welfare and development of children accessing the service, ensuring a safe and stimulating environment.
  • Working closely with the children, staff, and parents to provide a child-centered approach to

learning and development.

  • Managing the crèche team effectively, providing guidance and supervision, and fostering a

fair and caring environment.

  • Ensuring compliance with Children First Guidelines and all relevant regulations and curricula.
  • Developing and implementing business, financial, and administrative strategies, including

financial forecasting and cashflow management.

  • Representing the service during inspections by relevant authorities.
  • Building positive relationships with parents, guardians, and the wider community.


Essential Skills and Qualifications:

  • FETAC Level 6+ in Management.
  • Minimum FETAC Level 5 in Childcare/Social Care related discipline, FETAC Level 6+ desirable.
  • Experience in managing staff and motivating teams.
  • Knowledge of Pre-school Regulations 2006 and Child Protection.
  • Administrative and budget management skills.
  • Excellent communication and team-player skills.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Desirable Skills and Qualifications:
  • Current First Aid and Fire Safety Certificates.
  • IT skills, particularly MS Excel.
  • Knowledge of Employment Laws.
  • Full clean driver’s license.
  • Employment Details:


Full-time contract (subject to funding) 35 hrs per week

Salary: €38,402.25-€42,060.24 (currently under review) depending on qualifications & experience

Annual leave of 20-25 days (some fixed in line with service closure, e.g., Christmas).

Willingness to attend out-of-hours meetings as required.


Caisleán Óir is an equal opportunities employer

If you are a passionate individual with a commitment to child development and business management, and you meet the above requirements, we encourage you to apply.


Application Procedure:

To apply, please submit your updated CV and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and suitability for the role (full job description on request)  The closing date for applications is 5 p.m.  28th Aug 2023 , Interviews commencing 1st September 2023   Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Canvasing will disqualify.

Join our team and make a positive impact on the lives of children in our community!

Glinsk Childcare Committee

1st Aug 2023

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