Giraffe Rathfarnham is housed in charming granite faced Victorian standalone building, which was originally the national school for Loreto Abbey Convent. The centre is en route from Goatstown, Milltown, Clonskeagh and Dublin city centre. It has large bright rooms with beautiful large windows where children can display their art work. Our crèche has a warm and inviting feel and welcomes children and families from the local community. It is set in a quiet residential area, near a beautiful pond with a noisy family of ducks in residence and the children often feed them bread! All the rooms are on the ground floor and have easy access to our lovely, secure outdoor play area which the children enjoy whatever the weather!
We create a homely feel in the centre where we offer boundless opportunities to learn through imaginative and creative play. We have 7 spacious rooms all brightly decorated and arranged to offer each child the chance to explore and investigate their environment, supporting their natural curiosity and love of learning. We offer a broad curriculum underpinned by Aistear and Siolta frameworks encouraging children to learn through play to become active learners.
There is ample parking/set down spaces to facilitate dropping off and collecting your child and we are open from 7.30am to 6.30pm all year round except for public holidays. We offer childcare places for babies from 4 months up to children aged 5 years. Why not visit us and see for yourself, call (01) 254 1367 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.
Acting Centre Manager
I joined Giraffe in 2011 at the Rathfarnham centre. I started in the baby Room and quickly discovered how much I enjoyed teaching and learning from the children. I hold a level 6 degree in Supervision in Childcare . I have over 7 years’ experience working in the Early Childhood sector. Together with my wonderful team here in Rathfarnham , we aim to provide the highest standard of care for each child in a fun and stimulating environment.
Giraffe Childcare Rathfarnham
Ph: (01) 254 1367
Valeria started crèche when she was 11 months old and thanks to the kindness and professionalism of the staff in giraffe, the transition was smooth for my daughter and myself. From day one they made me feel comfortable and secure that my daughter was very well looked after and this goes beyond the care, dedication and love they give her on a daily basis. It also includes the delicious and variety of nutritional food they give her to the way my daughter has developed thanks to the staff guidance. To date, my daughter is still full of smiles every day I drop her in giraffe which makes me and my husband happy and thankful parents.
Mother of Valeria - Giraffe Rathfarnham