Giraffe Childcare IFSC has been open since 2001 and is located in the financial hub of Dublin city on Mayor Street, behind Clayton Hotel. The location is perfect for busy professionals working in the area as the IFSC is just minutes from the city centre, has excellent transport facilities and there is also drop off parking outside for parents.
Our purpose-designed crèche is based over two floors, with a warm and welcoming feel and we offer a range of opportunities to learn through imaginative and creative play. Our bright and airy activity street overlooks the garden and is divided in to two areas – our sensory area and our messy play area. We also have a wonderful garden in which the children play all year round and they particularly enjoy splashing in the puddles!
We are open all year round from 7.30am to 6.15pm, Monday to Friday except for public holidays. We offer childcare for babies and children up to 5 years and we deliver the free pre-school year (ECCE) to prepare your child for school. All our staff are Garda vetted, are fully qualified and attend regular training. Why not visit us and see for yourself, call (01) 254 1383 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.
In 2012, I came to complete my work experience in Griffeen and then joined Giraffe as a carer at Adamstown, and immediately knew I had made the right choice! I became the supervisor in our Adamstown centre, before joining Giraffe Park West as centre Manager. I spent some time working in childcare in Australia, in order to broaden my experience. At the moment, I’m completing a degree in Early Childhood Education in Maynooth University, and I am passionate about delivering a quality childcare service alongside my team at IFSC.
Training and development Manager
I joined Giraffe in 2010 at Giraffe Rathborne as a centre Manager. Since then I managed Celbridge, Stepaside and Blanchardstown before I stepped into my role as manager of our Cherrywood centre in 2016. As well as leading an excellent group of carers in Cherrywood, I lead training sessions for our other centre managers in curriculum planning. In 2009, I completed my Crèche Management studies( FETAC level 6) and hold a level 6 Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education. With the support of the team at Cherrywood, we aim to provide exceptional standards of care and education for all the children.
Giraffe Childcare IFSC
Mayor Street Lower
Ph: (01) 254 1383
We are so grateful for the patience, imagination and love of all her teachers across the rooms – be that baby, wobbler, toddler or preschool – we are happy with the knowledge that she developed a loving bond with everyone who looked after her, which nothing demonstrates better than the fact that ever since she can speak their name, she calls for the them when she is upset with us. Thank you all for making the past 4 years a joy for all our family.
Mother - Giraffe IFSC