Childcare Harcourt Rd
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.
** Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, current centre opening hours are 8:00am to 5:30pm**
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.
Joint Acting Manager
I joined Giraffe in May 2013 at the Harcourt road centre. I started in the Toddler Masai Mara Room and quickly discovered how much I enjoyed teaching and learning from the children. Originally from Offaly, I moved to Dublin immediately after I finished my Degree, in Early childhood studies which I completed at Waterford Institute Of Technology. I have over 5 years’ experience working in the early childhood sector. Together with my wonderful team here in Harcourt Road, we aim to provide the highest standard of care for each child in a fun and stimulating environment.
Joint Acting Manager
I joined Giraffe in March 2015 at the Harcourt Road centre, as a carer in the Baby Room. Originally from Ourense, Spain, I moved to Dublin after completing my Teaching Degree, with a concentration in Childhood Education. I have over 6 years experience working in the early childhood sector. Together with Cathy and our wonderful team here in Harcourt Road, we aim to provide the highest standard of care for each child in a fun and stimulating environment.
Giraffe Childcare Harcourt Road
2 Iveagh Court
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.