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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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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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Their world is our world

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Giraffe Training Academy  – Toddler Staff Workshop Last Saturday, Giraffe Childcare’s Training Academy hosted a training day for 63 practitioners with Lillian and Carol from Early Childhood Ireland, delivering workshops on Facilitating Play Based Learning. Our senior crèche managers acted as our In-House workshop facilitators on the day, and covered a wide range of topics on Managing Children’s […]

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