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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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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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A quick and healthy dinner receipe from Chef Natalia

Monday, June 19th, 2017

The children are waiting patiently at the lunch table, while Chef Natalia presents them with one of their favourite dishes…. Pork & Apple Casserole! Natalia has been our chef at Giraffe Blanchardstown for 4 years, and creates exciting seasonal menu options for the children. Pork and Apple Casserole from our Spring Menu The ingredients in this […]

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Team Giraffe Mini Marathon

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Staff from each of our centres get together once a year to do a 10km mini marathon. This year over 80 staff members signed up to take part in the 35th annual VHI Dublin Women’s Mini Marathon, one of the biggest all-women charity events in the world. Team Work! The rain on Monday June 5th certainly tested […]

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Tuesdays with Grandpa Peter

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Peter’s story-time tradition started after our Leopardstown centre held their annual Grandparents Day in September & invited the children’s grannies and granddads to join them for games and activities.

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Gardening with your child

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Dig in! Gardening with your child is fun and rewarding

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Easter Egg-citement at Giraffe

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

The children were all very egg-cited when a special Easter visitor hopped into our creches last week!

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#WorkWell 17 – National Workplace Wellbeing Day

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Giraffe Childcare were proud to participate in #WorkWell17 to help improve employee health through promoting better nutrition and physical activity.

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St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at Giraffe

Monday, March 20th, 2017

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).

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#PJDay2017

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Every year in the month of March, Giraffe children and staff spend an entire day in their comfy pyjamas!

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Children’s Books We Love

Monday, February 27th, 2017

It’s never too early to foster a love of books with your child. Stories will teach them all they need to know about the world they live in,

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Our tried & tested Pancake Recipe

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Pancakes your Children will love! Pancake Tuesday is otherwise known as Shrove Tuesday, and is celebrated by many Christians around the world. Shove Tuesday is traditionally the day to use up all the rich ingredients – flour, milk and eggs before the fasting period of Lent starts. This year, Pancake Tuesday will be celebrated on Tuesday […]

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Pink Day @ Liffey Valley

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

The Carers and children at Childcare Liffey Valley held a special charity day in aid of A Princess called Emily.

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Employee of the Year Awards 2016

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

At Giraffe, we believe that through a commitment to our role as carers and educators me make a positive difference to the lives of families, a children, our community and each other.

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Making memories at Christmas in Giraffe

Friday, January 6th, 2017

From early December the boys and girls in all of our centres had a chance to experience many Christmas traditions and customs. Each and every one helped to decorate…

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