Giraffe Childcare Milltown is nestled in behind the church at Mount St Anne’s next to Wilde and Green coffee shop. The centre is on route from Dundrum, Goatstown, Donnybrook and Clonskeagh.
Our crèche has a warm, homely feel and we have an open door policy for parents and we hold a number of family events throughout the year. The crèche has 10 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 learners. We have a designated sensory room for our babies to stimulate all their senses and we have a wonderful role play area for the toddlers and pre-school children. We offer a broad curriculum underpinned by Aistear and Siolta frameworks with a range of opportunities for children to explore and learn through play. All the rooms are on the ground floor and have easy access to our lovely secure outdoor play area for the children to enjoy all year around.
We are creating new learning areas in our garden and will have an outdoor growing area and mud kitchen where the children can dig for worms and bugs and we have two pet rabbits in the centre which our children care for We offer full time, part-time and afterschool care for busy parents in the area with collection from our local schools. We run morning and afternoon Montessori sessions for our pre-school children to promote their independence and life skills 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. We are open all year round from 7.30am to 6.30pm, Monday to Friday except for bank holidays. Why not visit us and see for yourself, call (01) 254 1380 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.
Joint Acting Manager
I joined Giraffe in 2006 as a carer in our Cherrywood centre. I then moved to Central Park as a deputy manger in 2013 and in 2014, I joined our Milltown centre as Deputy Manager. I hold a level 6 diploma in Early Childhood education and care, and I have extensive experience in early years settings. Along with Joanne (Joint Acting Manager) and the team here at Milltown, I am passionate about providing exceptional care and exciting learning experiences to all the children.
Joint Acting Manager
I joined Giraffe in 2006 as a carer in Giraffe Cherrywood. In 2011, I became Deputy Manager in our Milltown branch. I moved to Stepaside as centre Manager in 2012. As a mother of 4 boys I understand the importance of nurturing a child’s independent learning of every age. I hold a level 6 diploma in Early Childhood Education, and have extensive experience in early years settings. I rejoined the team in Miltown after my Maternity leave in 2016, and allong with Lyndsey (Joint Acting Manager), our team is passionate about providing exceptional care to all the children and their families.s.
Giraffe Childcare Milltown
Mount Saint Annes
Ph: (01) 254 1380
I would like to express my gratitude and appreciation to all Milltown Child Care staff and management who were extremely friendly, supportive and helpful throughout the settling in stages. Their kindness enabled my son to swiftly settle and make friends in the new environment. We, as parents were also reassured at all times and regularly updated on our son’s demeanour while away from us.
Thank you for the wonderful care and support you have given Alex since his arrival in this very special place which is given him a fantastic start in life that we and he, will always remember.
Father of Alex - Giraffe Milltown