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  • Team Leader required by Ballinteer Montessori School

    Posted by Administrator on November 25, 2016

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    Employer: Ballinteer Montessori School, Loreto Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16

    Position: Montessori Team Leader to work 20 hours per week, 9am – 1pm.

    Minimum Requirements: Qualification at Level 7 in Montessori or Childcare equivalent.  Three years experience in a Montessori or Pre-school environment.

    Contact: Please forward your CV & cover letter to Teresa Duggan at ballinteermontessori@gmail.com

     

     

    Proposed Single Affordable Childcare Scheme

    Posted by Administrator on November 25, 2016

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    Thanks to Grovelands Childcare for reminding us to repost the link to the following survey.  If you are involved in the Childcare sector are a parent, student, childcare professional, academic etc., and working in Ireland this survey is for YOU.

    “Calling all parents and childcare professionals. Today is the last day to have your voice heard in relation to the new Single Affordable Childcare Scheme (SACS). The government want feedback from parents, providers and practitioners alike. It is very important that we all contribute. Make your voice count. You will find the survey here and at the link below”

     

     

     

    New Geography Resource for Subscribers

    Posted by Administrator on November 25, 2016

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    This is the second in the series of the Continent of Africa folder resources which has been created from the photographs I took on my recent trip to Africa.  Subscribers can access the download at the following link (remember to log in) New Resource

     

     

     

    Early Education Forum – Building a Professional Future

    Posted by Administrator on November 22, 2016

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    The presentations from the Early Years Education Forum – Building A Professional Future which was held on the 19th of November 2016 in Dublin are now available online.

     

     

     

    New Geography Download

    Posted by Administrator on November 21, 2016

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    I eventually got around to transforming my photographs from my recent trip to Africa into a ‘continent folder’ resource for subscribers to download. This is the first in the series and subscribers can access it at the following link (remember to log in) New Resource

     

     

     

     

     

    Two positions available in Whitefriars Creche & Montessori

    Posted by Administrator on November 16, 2016

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    Employer: Whitefriars Creche & Montessori, Alexander Walk, Dublin 8

    Positions: Full-time Montessori Teacher and Childcare Practitioner to work 35 hours per week (permanent contracts). Both positions offer competitive pay, 20 days holidays, in-house training and opportunities to up-skill through external training courses.

    Requirements: Minimum Level 5 qualification in Early Years Care & Education for the Childcare Practitioner role. Minimum Level 6 qualification in Early Years Care & Education with Montessori for the Montessori Teacher role.

    Duties: Candidates will be required to work alongside experienced childcare practitioners devising and implementing a child-led play based emergent curriculum. Able to operate within a ‘key worker’ system to ensure the children’s developmental milestones are recorded and their needs are met. Liaising with parents and fostering parental involvement. Meeting with TUSLA regulations. Incorporating Aistear & Síolta into the daily running of the service and meeting the goals set by Better Start. In addition the Montessori teacher’s role will require implementation of the Montessori curriculum and the ability to work alongside two other experienced Montessori teachers. The Montessori teacher will also be required to facilitate parent/teacher meetings.

    Contact: Please forward your CV and cover letter to Paula at info@whitefriarscreche.ie

     

     

    National Day of Protest is HERE

    Posted by Administrator on November 15, 2016

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    Today, November 15th, the Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) is holding a ‘Day of Action’ from 2.00pm to 3.00pm outside the gates of Leinster House. The intention is to highlight the lack of investment in the early childhood sector in Ireland, which is leading to low salaries in the sector, and serious sustainability issues for childcare providers. ACP is asking its members, others working in the sector, and all those interested in the early childhood sector to attend. They are also asking you to make as much noise as possible by tweeting and posting photos and experiences of the day while using the hashtags #qualitycosts and #oneunitedvoice on Twitter and Facebook.

    We’ll be there….Will YOU?

     

     

     

    Montessori Practical Life Workshop by Muintir Na Leanaí

    Posted by Administrator on November 11, 2016

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    The aim of Muintir Na Leanaí is to support parents and childcare professionals as they work together to create the best opportunities for children during the early years.  We recognise the benefits resulting from refresher, in-service courses delivered by experienced professionals.  Montessori Teachers, Students, Supervisors and Childcare Practitioners at every level, working in a Montessori environment can benefit from this expert in-service training and upskilling.   Muintir Na Leanaí aims to support children by developing the skills of those caring for them.

    Participants will enjoy sharing the enthusiasm and support of other practitioners attending the workshops.  Get to know issues that are relevant to those working in the ECCE area.  Demonstration of the correct use and sequencing of Practical Life materials and room layout. Explore how the Montessori Philosophy and practice incorporates the policies and practices of Síolta Principles and the Aistear Curriculum.  Participants will be inspired by creative Practical Life exercises and how they relate to other Montessori areas and the child’s home and play environment.  This will aid the practitioner and parents by helping the child make connections between his/her experiences in a Montessori room and his home/life environment which will enhance his/her confidence to participate meaningfully at home and in all play experiences.  Laying a solid foundation for character development and later learning and confident participation in primary school.

    Date:         3/12/2016, 9.30am – 4pm

    Venue:       The Riasc Centre, Feltrim Road, Swords (free parking)

    Cost:          €90 with lunch & refreshments provided

    To Book:     Phone:  086 888 1963 or email info@muintirnaleanai.ie

     

    National Day of Protest

    Posted by Administrator on November 8, 2016

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    On next Tuesday, November 15th, the Association of Childhood Professionals (ACP) is holding a ‘Day of Action’ from 2.00pm to 3.00pm outside the gates of Leinster House. The intention is to highlight the lack of investment in the early childhood sector in Ireland, which is leading to low salaries in the sector, and serious sustainability issues for childcare providers. ACP is asking its members, others working in the sector, and all those interested in the early childhood sector to attend.

    We’ll be there….Will YOU?

     

     

    Vacancy in High Hopes Montessori & Afterschool Facility, Dublin 6W

    Posted by Administrator on November 7, 2016

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    Employer: High Hopes Montessori & After School Facility, Clarville Road, Dublin 6W.

    Position: Community based Montessori preschool & afterschool facility requires a Full-time Montessori & Afterschool Club Assistant to work 40 hours per week term time with annual leave fixed to school holidays and starting 28/11/16.  Training will be provided.  Closing date for applications: 14/11/16

    Responsibilities include:  Assisting with the Montessori curriculum each morning.  Record keeping, observing & playground supervision.  Preparing and assisting with the daily Art Club activities.  Assisting children 6+ with homework.

    Requirements: Minimum qualification at Level 6 in Montessori Education or Early Years. 2+years experience in a similar role, 3 references and Garda clearance are essential. Previous experience of the National Frameworks, Aistear & Síolta, would be beneficial. Certificates in First Aid & Child Protection Training are desirable. Knowledge and understand of TUSLA guidelines and the DES inspection process as well as excellent time management, organisational skills and the ability to work on own initiative are advantageous.  As is a positive interest in visual arts, crafts, creativity and play.

    Contact:  Please forward your CV, cover letter and references to Ms Finnegan at highhopesmontessori@gmail.com

     

     

     

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