Giraffe Elm Park
Our Elm Park crèche is located in Elm Park business park in the heart of a large residential area just off the Merrion Road with excellent transport links to the city. The centres is en route from Blackrock, Booterstown and en route to Donnybrook and Ballsbridge, as well as the city centre. Purpose built in 2011, with 7 spacious rooms, all brightly decorated and arranged to offer each child the chance to explore and investigate their environment, to enable them to learn the skills that they need to develop to become confident, happy children.
There is a warm, happy and positive environment in the crèche and we all work together to plan our child curriculum to support each individual’s child development. Our planning reflects the children’s interests so we are all experts in dinosaurs and all sorts of exotic topics! We have a lovely secure outdoor play area for the children to enjoy all year. There is a planting and digging area in our garden where the children enjoy searching for worms and bugs!
We are open all year round from 7.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday except for public holidays. We offer part-time and full time places for babies and children up to 5 years and we also deliver the free pre-school year (ECCE scheme – subject to availability). Why not visit us and see for yourself, call (01) 245 2196 and we’ll arrange a time that’s convenient for you.
Working with the Department of Youth and Children’s Affairs on the Better Start Quality Programme.
Supported by the South Dublin Childcare Committee and is also a member of Early Childhood Ireland.
My journey with Giraffe began in March 2008 in our Cherrywood centre. I started as a Wobbler group carer and soon found that my experience and passion for Early Years Education and Curriculum motivated me to become one of the Centre Supervisors. Since then I have had the experience of working with all of the different age groups. In 2011, I became centre Manager of Giraffe Leopardstown, and in 2017 moved to our Elm Park centre. I have completed a Masters in Fine Arts and Pedagogy and completed a level 6 Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education. I am passionate about providing exceptional standards of care and education for the children and their families, and I support my creative team to strive for the best. We promote an inclusive, diverse and equal environment.
In 2013 I joined Giraffe Elm Park as a deputy manager before moving to Rathfarnham to become centre manager in 2015. I have completed a level 6 Diploma in Early Childhood learning, and I am passionate about childcare and early education. Along with Marta and the team here in Elm Park, we aim to deliver exceptional learning experiences for all the children.
Giraffe Childcare Elm Park
Ph: (01) 245 2196
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at Elm Park for taking such good care of our daughter. She loved gong to Giraffe and has become very fond of everyone there and I have been really happy with the high standards of care she has received.
Mother of Freya - Giraffe Elm Park