Situated right at the entrance of Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Giraffe Childcare Blanchardstown is very accessible and close to a major commuter route to the city and the surrounding area of Dublin 15. We have 7 spacious rooms, all brightly decorated and arranged to offer each child the chance to explore and investigate their environment with lots of opportunities to enjoy messy play and art activities.
There is a wonderful activity street in the middle of the centre which is divided in to three key areas – our sensory black and white wobbler area, arts and crafts and a themed play area which changes termly to reflect the children’s interests where they have lots of fun as it has been a dinosaur area, a garage and racing area and many more!
There is a large garden to the rear of the building which the children use all year round and the children are encouraged to do plenty of growing activities in the garden and often grow herbs which they eat. They also enjoy fit Friday when they do extra stretch and grow exercises outside!
The centre is open from Monday to Friday all year round. We provide childcare children aged 12 months up to 5 years of age and deliver the free pre-school year (ECCE) to prepare your child for school. Why not give us a call on (01) 245 0937 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Working with the Department of Youth and Children’s Affairs on the Better Start Quality Programme.
Supported by the Fingal Childcare Committee
Laura Fynes – Centre Manager
Laura our experience centre manager joined Giraffe Childcare in 2010 and begun her childcare career as an Educarer. During this time Laura undertook Giraffe’s management programme providing her with the necessary experience required. Today Laura manages Giraffe Blanchardstown.
“In 2022 I was promoted to centre manager of Giraffe Blanchardstown. I am extremely passionate about providing a caring, nurturing environment for the children in our care. Throughout my career at Giraffe, I gained extensive experience and knowledge. I bring this with me to Giraffe Blanchardstown.
I endeavour to support my dynamic staff teams providing them with mentorship and support to ensure that they too can flourish and gain the experience, knowledge and career opportunities I did along the way!”
Giraffe Childcare Blanchardstown
Blanchardstown Corporate Park
Ph: (01) 245 0937
I wanted to take the opportunity to give you our thoughts on and gratitude for the pre-school Graduation last Friday. It was a special experience for Joseph and indeed for Luke too
We do appreciate the planning, effort and care that went into the Graduation. Everything was so well organised and planned far in advance and as a result the entire afternoon went like clockwork. I didn’t fail to notice the appearance of the little props over the last few months as you worked away busily preparing everything.
The photographs of the pre-schoolers were a major hit with all the parents, and Joseph’s is proudly displayed at home. In fact, all the memento’s from the day are very important to Joseph, and he has taken great care to keep them in his room and to show to very select people! All of this comes together to give the children a fantastic sense of achievement and confidence as they set off to school.
I liked in particular Jurgita’s reference to self-esteem during the graduation. Of course, everything these pre-schoolers will achieve is linked so closely to having a true sense of belief in themselves and the high sense of self esteem that you have helped instil in them. I never thought I would hear my son be so excited about going to school and tell me he “has no fear”!
Julie & Barry
Parents of Joseph & Luke - Giraffe Blanchardstown