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Childcare worker

Job Zone

Education
These occupations usually require a Leaving Certificate or equivalent.

Related Experience
Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, jobs requiring you to deal with the public would benefit from previous experience working directly with the public.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees.

Job Zone Examples
These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, retail salespersons and tellers.

€17k > 33
Child Care / Day Care Worker
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€17 - 33
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Data Source(s):
payscale.com

Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Occupational Category

Childminders, etc.

Also included in this category:

Child care assistants; nannies; au pairs.

Number Employed:

18,700

Part time workers: 51%
Aged over 55: 10%
Male / Female: 2 / 98%
Non-Nationals: 17%
With Third Level: 32%
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At a Glance... header image

Assists with the care of children in a variety of childcare settings.


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Tasks & Activitiesheader image

The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Maintain a safe play environment.

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Dress children and change diapers.

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Observe and monitor children's play activities.

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Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues.

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Sanitize toys and play equipment.

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Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered.

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Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts.

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Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents' or guardians' attention.

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Assist in preparing food and serving meals and refreshments to children.

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Instruct children in health and personal habits, such as eating, resting, and toilet habits.

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The following is a list of the most commonly reported work activities in this occupation.

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Assisting and Caring for Others: Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships: Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates: Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Performing General Physical Activities: Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

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Handling and Moving Objects: Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.

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Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings: Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work: Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Thinking Creatively: Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.

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Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others: Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.

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Making Decisions and Solving Problems: Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.


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The following is a list of the five most commonly reported knowledge areas for this occupation.

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Customer and Personal Service: Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

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Psychology: Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

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Education and Training: Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

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English Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Public Safety and Security: Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported skills used in this occupation.

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Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

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Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

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Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people.

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Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Learning Strategies: Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Entry Routesheader image

The following are the official recommendations in relation to the necessary qualification requirements for working in a child care service:

  • The Child Care Regulations 2006 (Pre-school Services, No.2) require that a minimum of 50% of staff in a service have a qualification appropriate to the care and development of children.
  • The Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme (Free Pre-school Year) states that from June 2012 the Play Leader in each room of a service must have a minimum qualification of a FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Childcare.
  • Employers generally look for a minimum of FETAC Level 5 or equivalent, relevant to the specific job role and responsibilities.

From September 2015 all staff in early years services will need to have a full Level 5 qualification and all Preschool (ECCE) Room Leaders will need a full Level 6 qualification.

Last Updated: October, 2014


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A detailed description of this occupation can be found on a number of online databases. Follow the link(s) below to access this information:

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Go..Childcare Inspector - from: N.C.S. [UK]
Go..Childminder - from: N.C.S. [UK]

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Contactsheader image

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Organisation: Childminding Ireland, The National Childminding Association of Ireland Ltd
Address: 9 Bulford Business Campus, Kilcoole, Co Wicklow.
Tel: (01) 287 8466
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Organisation: Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Address: 43-49 Mespil Rd, Dublin 4.
Tel: (01) 647 3000
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Organisation: Early Childhood Ireland
Address: Hainault House, Belgard Square Tallaght Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 405 7100
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Organisation: City and County Childcare Committees - Contact List
Address: c/o Childminding Ireland
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Organisation: Tusla – Child and Family Agency,
Address: Floors 2-5, Brunel Building, Heuston South Quarter, Dublin 8.
Tel: (01) 7718500
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