In line with Department of Children and Youth Affairs Regulations, all of our early year’s staff hold a relevant qualification for their post.
The Manager of the early years’ service has a QQI Level 9 Masters in Child Youth and Family Studies and a QQI Level 8 Honours Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care. The Early Years Room Leaders range in their qualifications from QQI Level 5 in Childcare up to QQI Level 8 Honours Degree in Early Childhood Education and Care. Amongst the Room Leaders they have experience ranging from two years in an early years’ service up to fifteen years’ experience. The Early Years Assistants have all completed their QQI Level 5 in Childcare with some also after completing their QQI Level 6 in Childcare. On our relief panel we also have staff that are fully qualified with a mix of qualifications in Level 5 and Level 6 in Childcare.
Throughout the year we strive to keep up-to-date within the early year’s sector by completing Continual Professional Development training, along with partaking in annual training such as Occupational First Aid training, Fire Safety Awareness training and Manual Handling training. We also engage with relevant agencies such as Early Childhood Ireland and Wexford County Childcare Committee to keep up-to-date with the changes in the sector.