Mother’s Day & National Pyjama Day

Monday, March 14th, 2016


We celebrate our wonderful Mums in Giraffe by holding a Mother’s Day Breakfast on the last Friday before Mother’s Day. The children help to decorate with lovely Mother’s Day themed arts and cards and gifts and the Mums are invited to have breakfast with us in the centres, or take one of our ‘breakfast to go’ packs if they are in a rush. This year it fell on March 4th, which coincided with National Pyjama Day!

National Pyjama Day is run by Early Childhood Ireland annually. Preschool children are asked to come to their preschool in their pyjamas and make a small donation to a chosen charity. This year the charity is Irish Autism Action who do great work providing information and assistance to autistic children and adults and also support to their families. Giraffe takes part in National Pyjama Day each year.

There was great excitement as the two events both happened on the same day, and the icing on the cake was a sprinkling of snow on the ground that morning.

In Stepaside the children enjoyed playing out in the snow! Here you can see twins Oliwier and Eryk presenting their beautiful Mother’s Day cards to their mummy.


In Rathborne the children worked hard creating fabulous Mother’s Day cards and they had lots of fun on Pyjama Day!

Look at the happy smiley faces in Griffeen! The children were delighted to do their Fitness Friday in their pjs!!


The NCI boys and girls made these lovely portraits of their Mums! Didn’t they do well?!


Some happy pyjama day faces from Harcourt Road, Navan and Celbridge.

The children loved having their Mums with them for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Adamstown. Lots of happy faces all around! They loved making footprints in the snow outside too!


In Clonsilla the boys and girls prepared early for pyjama day, creating these beautiful life sized portraits of themselves in their pyjamas!


Here are some fabulous Mother’s Day gifts made by the children in Leopardstown and some lovely photos from the Mother’s Day Breakfast.


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