In Anchor Childcare we recognise that our Staff are our most valuable resource, and every effort is made to ensure that they reach their full potential.

The company is managed by a qualified manager.

The policy of Anchor Childcare is that all childcare staff are fully qualified to childcare FETAC level 5.

The centre puts a large emphasis on training and has adopted a training programme with four days training per year in which the centre closes in order to ensure consistency in quality and approach.

Training and Development

Anchor Childcare Centre recognises the need for further training and development in order to maintain a best practice approach. The Centre closes for four days per year, which are exclusively assigned to mandatory training and development. In addition to this the Centre provides in house training and funding where appropriate for staff to partake in further education and development outside of working hours. At Anchor we believe in investing in staff as it is only through the retention of qualified motivated staff that we can commit to a best practice approach, ensuring quality of service to those entrusted into our care. Mandatory training and development includes the following:

– First Aid
– Child Protection
– Fire Safety
– Behaviour Management
– Food Handling
– Manual Handling
– Prevention of Cross Infection
– Siolta/Aistear


When recruiting, in addition to FETAC qualifications, we look for qualities that will help individuals communicate with children, parents and staff.

For information on recruitment opportunities in Anchor Childcare please send a letter of application and a copy of your curriculum vitae to:

Jean Melia
Centre Manager
Anchor Childcare Centre
Racecourse Shopping Centre
Grange Road
Dublin 13

If you require any help please feel free to contact us today and we would be happy to assist you with your childcare needs.