Early years is a dynamic and vitally important sector which needs high quality staff at all levels. Those who work in it play a crucial role in shaping the lives of future generations. It is a career that you can rightly be very proud of.

A career in early years is rewarding, enjoyable and profoundly important. Most people who work in the sector love their jobs and look forward to going to work every day. Not only do you get to enjoy playing and having fun with children but you are also helping them to develop and learn. Children will use some of the skills they learn with you, such as how to get on with other children, for the rest of their lives. There is no other career choice which will provide you with as many laughs and smiles during the working day.

It is our responsibility in consultation with the Causeway HSS Trust to ensure staff, including volunteers and trainees, has awareness training in respect of child protection matters and have taken a food hygiene course.  All staff has been vetted by the Causeway HSS and this is updated on a regular basis.


Out of School


Out of School Clubs are run by private and voluntary groups and some schools. They run outside of the normal school hours and are usually run by a team of staff, led by a Play Leader who must hold a Level 3 childcare qualification. All sites are OFSTED registered and follow their requirements. Activities are planned by the play leader on a weekly basis and are designed to help children learn, play and relax with their friends. Playworkers will often pick children up from schools in their local area.


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LCA presents our new cycling programme


Loughgiel Community Association has recently secured funding to launch a new cycling project through the youth club.  Children in Need will fund the project for coaching on physical, mental and nutrition and development of social and interpersonal skills.


There will be a comfortable, safe and inclusive space for youth of all abilities interested in cycling.  There will be a unit to provide a location for young people to be coached and develop in cycling proficiency, develop skills in bike safety and maintenance, focal location to meet to go on cycle runs, participate in committee meetings to ensure activities meet their needs, storage for bikes and to an area to maintain bikes and training in bike maintenance.

Funded By...

Loughgiel Community Association
38 Lough Road
BT44 9JN

Telephone : 028 276 41389

Fax : 028 276 41154

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