Situated in Ashtown in Dublin 15, Giraffe Rathborne is a purpose designed facility on River Road. Our crèche has 10 spacious rooms, all brightly decorated and arranged to offer each child the chance to explore and investigate their environment. There is a warm, happy and positive environment in the crèche and we all work together to plan our child led curriculum to support each individual’s child development. Our planning reflects the children’s interests so we are all experts in minibeasts, dinosaurs and superheroes! Our children bake every week and love to take home their delicious treats! We offer a broad curriculum underpinned by Aistear and Siolta frameworks with a range of opportunities for children to explore and learn through play. Parent partnership is very important to us, we have an open door policy at the centre and we host a number of parent and family events throughout the year.
Our centre is open all year round from 7.15am to 6.45pm, Monday to Friday except for public holidays. We offer full and part-time places for babies and children up to 5years and the crèche tends to fill up extremely quickly so early booking is advisable. We also deliver the free pre-school year (ECCE) to prepare your child for school. Why not visit us and see for yourself, call (01) 254 1349 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 joined Giraffe as centre Manager of our Rathborne centre. As a mother and grandmother, I understand the importance of nurturing a child’s independent learning at every age. I hold a degree in Early Childhood Care & Education. My aim is to support our talented team in the centre and provide exceptional standards of care and education for all the children.
Ph: (01) 254 1349
I really am so grateful that my Oscar and Sam are going to Giraffe Rathborne. Basically I can go to work and not worry about the boys all day. It’s a small simple sentence to write but means so much!
Everyone there, from Caroline to chef Annmarie, to all the carer’s, are just so brilliant. I know you all work really hard every day ensuring Oscar and Sam are not only safe and healthy but happy, simulated and loved. It means so much to me to see Oscar run in to his room and hug his carer. Even when he’s not being an angel you guys are there for him. Sam has settled so well in his baby room – it’s amazing. The centre is bright, clean and decorated with art work the kids/carer’s have made, everyone gets to feel special on their birthday. All the different carer’s Oscar has had have brought something new to his little life. Thank you for doing what you do every day and taking such good care of my boys. It really is appreciated!
Oscar and Sam's Mum - Giraffe Rathborne