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. 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 7.15am to 6.45pm, 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). 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.
I joined Giraffe as a Toddler group carer in 2014 and have enjoyed working with children of all different age groups. In 2016 I became deputy manager of the Rathborne centre, and later that year moved to become manager of Elm Park. I have completed a level 7 Degree in Montessori Education. Along with my fantastic team here in Elm Park, we are all passionate about providing a quality early education for the children.
Giraffe 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