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Halloween 2018

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

We love Halloween in Giraffe! The children and staff alike love decorating the centres and dressing up and really getting into the spirit of the spooky season! Each centre held a Halloween party and the children were delighted to dress up and see their carers dress up! For some of the younger children,  it was […]

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Wobbler Care Seminar 2018

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Wobbler care Seminar – Giraffe Training Academy   Giraffe Childcare’s Training Academy hosted a training day in May 2018 for 60 of our childcare practitioners with a focus on interactions with children in the Wobbler age group –  1 to 2 year olds. It was very educational day,  and we all enjoyed sharing ideas on curriculum […]

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Team Giraffe @ Dublin Mini Marathon

Friday, June 8th, 2018

For the past 4 years, team members from our Giraffe centres have taken part in the Dublin VHI Mini Marathon on the June Bank holiday weekend. 81 of our Giraffe team members took part in the race this year. This year’s event was held on Sunday instead of on the Monday – and we were all very grateful […]

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Baby Care Workshop – May 2018

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Last Saturday, Giraffe Childcare’s Training Academy hosted a training day for 40 baby group carers. Our senior crèche managers acted as our in-House workshop facilitators on the day, and the group broke up into smaller workshops for the afternoon. The topics ranged from preparing the learning environment for young infants, to curriculum planning and effective communication. A […]

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Wellbeing Week @ Giraffe

Friday, April 20th, 2018

Our wellbeing week was full of activities running across all of our centres, including the LunchtimeMile, healthy eating and wellbeing initiatives.

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Easter Fun @ Giraffe

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

All of our centres were full of creativity and inspiration last week leading up to the festivities of Easter. The centres took part in our annual Easter project where they were all provided with an Easter pack of art supplies to allow the children explore and express their own creativity. As part of our Reach […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations 2018

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Lá fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh go Léir! ☘️ Celebrating our national day makes us all feel proud to be Irish, and it allows the children to gain a better understanding of Irish culture and traditions (Aistear themes, Identity & Belonging).St. Patrick’s Day is an exciting time for all children! In the run up to the day, […]

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Spring has Sprung!

Friday, March 16th, 2018

While the seasons are slowly changing from winter to spring, and the days continue to get a little bit brighter, the children in Giraffe have enjoyed a wide range of spring time activities. Below are just some of the wonderful events that have taken place over the last few weeks in our centres: Pyjama Day […]

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Fabulous February

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

February has been an exciting month in Giraffe! With so many wonderful ‘early spring’ activities taking place over the past few weeks, we want to share some of the magical photos with you here. Fun in the Snow! Some of our centres enjoyed playing outside in the snow on a couple of occasions this month. The […]

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November Developmental Evenings

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Learning to Learn Every Day All of our centres are currently hosting parent developmental evenings. The parent evenings are an excellent opportunity for parents to discuss these records with their child’s key carers, and to look at their child’s holistic development linked to the Aistear curriculum themes : ·         Exploring and Thinking ·         Well Being ·        […]

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Children’s Favourite Christmas books

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Chances are your little ones have been asking about Christmas since the beginning of October now, so why not indulge their excitement and snuggle up together for an especially festive story time? Here are Giraffe’s top five picks for some memorable seasonal tales to get you all in the mood. What your children’s favourite Christmas […]

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8 Awesome Santas From Around The World

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Christmas is just around the corner as many of us start putting up the decorations and making our festive plans. It might seem like mayhem for us – but imagine the logistical nightmare December is for Santa Claus. Who’s been naughty, who’s been nice? How to get around the world all in one night?! Here’s our […]

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Halloween @ Giraffe

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Halloween is the time when scary skeletons, spooky ghosts and wicked witches roam the world. All of the Giraffe centres enjoyed the build up to Halloween last week, and the children and staff certainly got into the spirit of the festivities! The children were delighted to dress up for the whole day for their Halloween parties. For […]

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Giraffe Training Academy – Preschool carers Seminar

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

A team Workshop focusing on the Preschool learning environment.

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A History of Halloween Costumes

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Starting way back in the 8th century, dressing up and playing tricks is a Halloween tradition!

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Easy Ideas for Halloween Costumes

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Halloween is just around the corner and it’s time to prepare! Whether you’re invited to a party, you’re planning on going trick or treating, or whether you’ll just be hanging out at home, kids just love to dress up for this special occasion. Here are some ideas for easy homemade costumes that won’t break the […]

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Summertime Fun @ Giraffe

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Here are the highlights from our Summer Festivals in 2017!

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13 Weird and Wonderful Jungle Creatures

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

The world’s jungles are some of the richest habitats on earth, home to hundreds of species from the weird to the wonderful to the mysterious. Here are just a few of the majestic beasts who call the jungle their home. 1. Okapi Okapi are brown with light tan or grey cheeks, throat and chest. Their […]

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Our Wonderful Giraffe Graduates

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Preschool Graduates! Here are some photos that capture the excitement of the most recent celebrations.

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Learning together

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

The workshops covered topics such as play-based learning, transitions for children moving rooms, and a wide range of skills demonstrations modules to promote best practice in care for the Wobbler age group

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