Minders

We have many different types of positions to fill here at the The National Childcare Agency. We have roles for experienced and/or qualified full time nannies as well as part time and temporary positions. We also have many suitable positions for minders who are less experienced such as Junior Nannies and casual babysitters so please get in touch with us if you feel you have what it takes to become one of our very special minders.

Each and everyone of our nannies, au pairs, childminders and babysitters must have a minimum of two written references, be available to attend an interview with us and be in a position to apply for Garda Vetting. We would also expect an excellent standard of spoken English. For childminders who will be minding children in their own home, we will conduct the interview in your home. We greatly value your love of children, enthusiasm, committment and your ability to bring this to work everyday.

Our sole charge minders must be a minimum of 21 years of age and our babysitters, mothers help, junior nannies etc a minimum of 18 years.


We would expect you to hold qualifications such as:


FETAC level 5 or 6 in Childcare
Montessori/ Primary school teaching diplomas
B.A Early Childhood Education
FETAC level 5 or 6 in Special Needs Education
CACHE Diploma in Childcare
City and Guilds
NNEB
NCEA/NCVA

Many minders will also be required to, have an up to date first aid certificate, hold a full driving licence, be able to swim, speak a second language, be able to teach an instrument and have many more admirable attributes.


Once you are successful with your application, we provide ongoing support. We can help you work out contracts with your new employers, iron out any difficulties in the first few weeks, offer guidance and support throughout the application process and most importantly makesure we place you in a role most suited to you.
We visit all our canidates in their new positions within the first three months. We also encourage our minders to become part of our community, stay in touch and meet other minders working in the same area, you will recieve our quarterly newsletter with helpful hints and tips and also be invited to attend social events organised by us.

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