Childcare Practitioner

Location: Longford Forest - Ireland

Hours of Work: Part-Time, Various Hours Available

Salary/Hourly Rate: €11.61 per hour

Contract Type: Flexible hours over a 4 - week period

Transport Provided: No

Closing date: 19 October 2021

Childcare Practitioner

We’re a thriving team passionate about working together to deliver excellence, all in a natural forest environment.

Set in hundreds of acres of beautiful forest Longford Forest is the perfect place for a short break in Ireland, 365 days a year. With homely accommodation, up to 100 indoor and outdoor activities and a choice of bars and restaurants, there is something for all the family, all year round.

NURSERY NURSE | €11.61 per hour

The Activity Den caters for ages ranging from 0-11, offering a range of energetic and creative activities in a regulated, safe and happy environment.  One day you could be donning a pirate patch, and on another you could be hosting a superhero party. It really is that diverse, so each shift will be an adventure and no two days will ever be the same.

We’re a team. Imagine working in an environment where support and wellbeing are second nature. Our team of nursery staff and managers extend their experience and knowledge as often as they can so we can all work together to achieve guest excellence.


Our Activity Den is incredibly popular with guests and their children. You’ll help to create a brilliant, fun-filled and stimulating environment, ensuring the children have a good time at all times, whilst keeping an eye on safety and learning in the setting. 

As you can imagine, even though this is a leisure setting, we still have to make sure we adhere to industry rules and regulations, so completing paperwork will be an essential requirement of the role.


You’ll be someone who is naturally cheerful, friendly and approachable, and who works well in a team environment. Building relationships and trust with parents is just as important as being able to communicate with children.

Due to the sensitive nature of this role the successful applicant will be required to undergo Garda Vetting.  This disclosure, together with other selection information, will need to be satisfactory to the Company for employment to commence.

Essential requirements:

  • Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education qualification
  • Experience of working with children
  • Excellent customer care
  • The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • You should have a naturally cheerful personality and be able to perform under pressure

Desirable requirements:

  • Previous experience in childcare or a similar environment
  • Previous experience working within the customer service industry


You will be contracted to work 120 hours per 4 week period, working on a flexible basis. This means that your hours and days of work could vary each week, but you will always receive at least your contracted hours each period.

Your working hours will include some weekends, public/bank holidays and during Christmas and/or New Year on a rota basis, with a premium rate of pay for hours worked on a Sunday. 


Center Parcs is a fantastic place to work and the benefits are as impressive as they are unique. Here are just a few:

  • Management/Colleague Bonus Scheme
  • Pension Scheme with Life Assurance
  • Colleague Recognition and Reward Scheme – offering a choice of Center Parcs and High Street vouchers
  • Free use of our leisure facilities
  • Discounted Center Parcs breaks
  • 20% discount in our restaurant and retail outlets
  • An Employee Assistance Program - providing support on financial, health and legal matters
  • Excellent opportunities for career development and progression with the opportunity to gain externally recognised qualifications 

If this sounds like your ideal job, and you’d like to be in at the start of something great, then we’d love to see your application.

Closing date: 19 October 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews to be held: W/C 18 October 2021 

Please note this vacancy may close at any time once sufficient applications have been received.  Early submission of your application is therefore encouraged. 

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Our colleagues work together to make sure guests have a memorable and safe short break. We are committed to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our teams. Throughout the pandemic Center Parcs have adapted in line with Government guidance and we are doing everything we can to ensure our colleagues feel safe at work by focusing on additional training, health and well-being, hygiene and PPE.

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