Childcare Northern Cross
Voted Centre of the Year 2016!
Our Northern Cross centre is nestled in amongst a quiet residential complex behind the Hilton Hotel at the Clare Hall crossroads on the Malahide Road. Our crèche has a wonderful homely feel and we offer a range of opportunities to learn through imaginative and creative play. We have 10 spacious rooms, all brightly decorated and arranged to offer each child the chance to explore and investigate their surroundings to support their natural curiosity and love of learning. We offer a broad curriculum underpinned by Aistear and Siolta frameworks encouraging children to learn through play, becoming active learners.
There is a wonderful activity street in the middle of the crèche which is divided into two areas – our arts and crafts area and a themed play area which changes termly to reflect the children’s interests where they have lots of fun as it has been a dinosaur area, a garage and racing area and many more! There is a large garden to the rear of the building which the children use all year round whatever the weather! The children are encouraged to do plenty of growing activities in the garden and often grow flowers and herbs.
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 to accommodate busy working parents and we also deliver the free pre-school year (ECCE scheme) to prepare your child for school. Why not visit us and see for yourself, call (01) 254 1348 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 started with Giraffe as a carer in our Cherrywood centre in 2003. In 2007, I stepped into my role as Centre manager and then in 2010 I relocated to our Northern Cross centre. As a mother, I understand the importance of nurturing a child’s independent learning at every age. I hold a level 6 Diploma in Early Childhood Education. My aim is to support our talented team in the centre and provide exceptional standards of care and education for all the children.
Giraffe Northern Cross
Ph: (01) 254 1348
Management and staff are a credit to Northern Cross Giraffe branch; they have been very friendly and approachable over the years and are flexible if you need to change days etc. Overall Chloe has had a great experience and her development has been excellent. Personally I will miss Giraffe, they have been a big part of my child’s life to date and come to think of it mine too.
Mother of Chloe - Giraffe Northern Cross