News & Events


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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Parent Developmental Evenings

Friday, December 9th, 2016

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 : Identity and Belonging Communication Exploring and Thinking Well Being. […]

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Healthy Ireland Smart Start Awards

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Congratulations! We are thrilled to announce that three of our Giraffe centres have recently been awarded the status of Healthy Ireland Smart Start centres! Congratulations to Giraffe Cherrywood, Giraffe Navan and Giraffe Liffey Valley on completing this initiative. All Giraffe centres are currently enrolled in the programme and expect to receive their awards over the coming […]

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Cheerios Childline Breakfast

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Every year in October, ISPCC Childline host a fundraising event called Cheerios Breakfast.  It is a fun charity breakfast which is hosted across the country to help support the ISPCC Childline services which answers calls from children in need across Ireland 24 hours a day. This year the event ran from 17 – 21st of […]

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A warming Autumn dish

Monday, November 7th, 2016

In Adamstown this week, Chef Audrey made one of the children’s favourite dinners: Shepherds pie. This hearty dish is featured as part of our Autumn menu this season and so far it’s going down a treat in the centres – There are never any left overs when our chefs prepare this warming dish! We use either lamb […]

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Witches, Goblins, and Ghosts – Oh my!

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

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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Let them Play!

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Giraffe Training Academy  – Wobbler Staff Workshop Giraffe Childcare’s Training Academy hosted a training day for 75 practitioners on Saturday with Lillian and Carol from Early Childhood Ireland, delivering a session on Facilitating Play Based Learning.  There were also a range of skills demonstrations modules delivered by some of Giraffe’s senior crèche managers to promote best practice in […]

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How to Carve a Pumpkin

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

The pumpkin is a type of squash vegetable and has become one of the most iconic symbols of Hallowe’en.Pumpkin carving wasn’t always an Irish tradition but it seems to grow every year. It is a great sensory activity for children with the added bonus of creating a Halloween decoration at the end. You can also […]

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Grandparents Day

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Celebrating Grandparents Day at Giraffe!

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Parent Night with Aoife Lee

Monday, September 19th, 2016

We recently held a special informational evening with our Parent Coach, Aoife Lee of Parent Support. The topic of the parent discussion was “Managing Change Together -Settling into Crèche, Moving Rooms and Preparation for School”. Our parents had provided feedback over the last few months on what they found were some of the more challenging aspects of parenting. […]

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