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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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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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