Job Description Pack

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The Early Years Resource Factory Membership gives you unlimited access to create, edit and produce all printables, records and notices you may require for your service.

As a member you will have free access to a growing library of curriculum plans and activities for all age groups from 0-6 along with observation sheets for documenting your observations for each child. As an Early Years Resource Factory member you will also have free access to create monthly newsletters for the parents. You will also receive great discounts on many products on The Early Years Shop to include formpacks, toolkits, Aistear Stickers, Ceol and Funky Freet products. So don't waste any time and sign up today!



Under the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 employers need to keep a comprehensive staff file on each member of staff. This includes a job description for each staff member.  On the 7th of September 2022 the Early Years Sector has been subject to an Employment Regulation Order (ERO), providing new minimum hourly rates of pay for various roles in the Early Years Services Sector.

Employers must review current contracts to ensure each job title and function reflects the ERO. With our Job Description Pack (designed by Canavan Byrne) our templates have been updated to reflect the Early Years Roles including Full Day Care, Sessional and Afterschool Roles. It is important that you make two copies of the description. The employer and employee should sign both copies and one should be held on the employee file and the other should be retained by the employee.

This pack includes a description for each of these roles. Depending on the structure of your service you can mix and match them to create an accurate description to reflect the roles within your setting. In addition, we have included an Employment Regulation Order Fact Sheet that will guide services when updating each job description.

Job Descriptions Included in this pack:

  • Early Years Educator
  • Early Years Lead Educator
  • Graduate Early Years Lead Educator
  • Deputy Manager Manager
  • Graduate Manager
  • School-Aged Childcare Practitioner
  • School Age Childcare Co-Ordinator
  • Graduate School Age Childcare Co-Ordinator

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