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Looking for some spring time activities?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

Read our garden fun with children blog. Gardening Fun with Children – We hope you enjoy the read.

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Why Handwriting Helps You Learn

Thursday, March 9th, 2023

Nowadays it’s less about putting pen to paper and more about turning on your laptop. But are we losing out by letting the art of penmanship die? Lots of evidence shows handwriting for kids stimulates the brain and offers benefits typing doesn’t. Our latest infographic looks at the benefits and more that come with learning […]

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Giving back to our communities

Friday, February 24th, 2023

Giving to charities are a fantastic way of showing children the art of giving. It helps them to appreciate that often there are people in our community and world that are less fortunate and may need a little extra help from the community around us. It is also a way of showing them what a […]

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Animals that Stay Together Forever

Tuesday, February 14th, 2023

When it comes to long-term relationships, here are some animals who offer a few great examples of life-long romance.

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The A to Z of Getting Fit with Your Children

Saturday, February 11th, 2023

If you’re a parent, then you know it’s a constant challenge to balance keeping the kids both healthy and entertained at the same time! That’s why we at Giraffe Childcare have come up with a clever, informative and adorable infographic, titled The A-Z of Getting Fit with Your Children. From Football to Yoga, Playgrounds to […]

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50 Amazing Facts About the Moon

Friday, December 2nd, 2022

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LYTW celebrations 2022

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Wow! what a fabulous week we had at Giraffe Childcare last week celebrating our Love Your Team Week 2022.  

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Have a spook-tastic weekend!

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

It is that wonderful time of year again where the witches and goblins are out on show and there are magnificent displays of pumpkins everywhere.  

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Making Room for Me Time

Wednesday, July 20th, 2022

There’s no denying the fact that raising young children is all-consuming. Particularly if you’re a full-time mum or taking a career break to raise your brood, it’s tremendously important to reserve at least a small part of the week that is just for you. Otherwise it’s all too easy to lose your very essence under the mountains of laundry, nappies and crusting-over cereal bowls.
Ho-hum, you might say suspiciously, so exactly how is this possible? Well, the answer is that it depends completely on the ages and stages of your child or children.

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Learning together

Friday, July 1st, 2022

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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20 Facts About Headlice

Monday, February 14th, 2022

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Changes to the Government Childcare Funding!

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

With effect from 24 August 2020, all childcare subsidy schemes are being moved onto the National Childcare Scheme (NCS), except for the ECCE preschool scheme. Depending on your child’s date of birth you will need to register your child for the following subsidy schemes : Date of Birth of Child Childcare Scheme Link to Register […]

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Inclusion is so important at all ages

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Our children in Giraffe Stepaside have been very busy learning Lamh, sign language as part of our inclusion programme. As part of this learning the children learned to sign Perfect Love by Ed Sheeran. Watch the video and see what an amazing job they all did – we are so proud of them.

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Delicious Spring Vegetable Pasta Bake

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

This delicious spring time dinner is a quick and easy dinner for all to enjoy. It is a great way to introduce lots of yummy vegetables. We hope you enjoy this as much as all the children do at our centres. Ingredients: penne pasta, cauliflower, peppers, onions, celery, garlic cloves, ground & fresh coriander, ground […]

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Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia in China

Friday, January 31st, 2020

At Giraffe, safeguarding the health and well-being of our children and staff is our priority. In light of the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia in China, we have put together some information, all of which is based on HSE advice. Currently there are no confirmed cases in Ireland and that the public health […]

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Defibrilliators Installed in Each of our Centres

Friday, September 13th, 2019

We have installed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in our 21 centres across Dublin, Meath and Kildare. This is part of our commitment to safeguard children, staff, parents and visitors in the event of a cardiac arrest. The installations were part of a wider campaign that has seen Busy Bees and Giraffe Childcare fit more than […]

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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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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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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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