Childcare Harcourt Rd

Childcare Harcourt Rd
The Griffeen Centre, Griffeen Ave. Lucan, Co. Dublin.
Phone: (01)2459305

Giraffe Childcare Harcourt Road has been open since 2006 and is just minutes from the city centre. The centre is en route from Portobello, Rathgar, Ranelagh, and Rathmines.

Our purpose designed centre has 10 spacious rooms, all brightly decorated and arranged to offer each child the chance to explore and investigate their environment. We have a wonderful activity street which has a musical corner, sand and water table for sensorial play, and a construction corner for building. We also have a gym room where the children have breakout sessions to do their exercises and stretches and yoga and relaxation!

We offer both full and part-time sessions for babies and children up to 5 years to accommodate busy working parents. Our opening hours are 7.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday all year round. Being located close to the commercial heart of the city and its’ professional offices we are a very culturally inclusive centre, with many international families and we celebrate and recognise our diversity. All our staff are Garda vetted, are fully qualified and attend regular training. Why not visit us and see for yourself, call (01) 254 1347 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.

Our People


Centre Manager

I joined Giraffe in 2008 in our Stepaside centre, after working closely with children in early years’ settings as an SNA assistant. I trained as a deputy manager in our Elm Park centres and helped manage the Rathfarnham centre in 2013. In 2014 I stepped into my role as Centre manager at our Harcourt road centre. I hold a level 6 Diploma in Early Childhood Education and currently studying HR Management. My aim is to support our talented team in the centre and provide exceptional standards of care and education for all the children.

Our Location

Crèche Address:

Giraffe Childcare Harcourt Road
2 Iveagh Court
Charlemont Street
(Harcourt Road)
Dublin 2
D02 PN59

Ph: (01) 254 1347

Neil and I also want to say what a pleasure it has been to be a part of Giraffe Harcourt over the last nearly four years. Eva started in January 2012 and Tom in August 2013 and both have made such wonderful friends and had such a great experience in their time with you. It is something, I’m sure that they will always remember. It was always so reassuring to drop our children off each morning.

Louise and Neil

Parents of Eva & Tom - Giraffe Harcourt Rd.

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