Childcare Assistant

€12.90 hourly
  • Center Parcs Ltd
  • Center Parcs Longford Forest, Newcastle Road, Newcastle, Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland
  • 03/04/2024
Part time Child Care

Job Description

The Activity Den caters for ages ranging from 0-11 years, 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.


CHILDCARE ASSISTANT | €12.90 per hour 

Our Activity Den is incredibly popular with guests and their children, and when you join the team, 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.

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.


You will be contracted to work 60 hours per 4-week period on a flexible basis.  This means that your days and hours of work may vary 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.

Essential requirements:

  • Excellent customer care, experience of working with children and 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 


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

  • 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
  • Access to Perks at Work Portal - offering a wide range of retail and leisure discounts
  • 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, then we’d love to see your application.