13 preschoolers | 2 teachers | 2 rugby coaches|1 bodhrán player and a whole lot of fun
Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
The children and staff at Giraffe Leopardstown host a rugby day in honour and support of the Irish Rugby team.
Our Giraffe Leopardstown pre-schoolers had so much fun showing their support by preparing rugby related artwork and learning ‘Irelands Call’ assisted by their teachers, Ciara O’Reilly and Ivonne Gonzalez.
Our deputy manager, Roisin Byrne, accompanied the children on the bodhrán and her rugby coach father and brother (Dave & Seán Byrne) travelled up from Gorey to coach our little rugby fans. You never know, you could be looking at rugby stars of the future!
The very best of luck to the Irish team on Sunday, from all the children and staff at Giraffe Childcare.
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Spring has Sprung!
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November Developmental Evenings
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Halloween @ Giraffe
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Giraffe Training Academy – Preschool carers Seminar
A team Workshop focusing on the Preschool learning environment.
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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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