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Bright Horizons at Balgriffin
20 St Samson's Square, Balgriffin, Dublin 13

Phone: (00353) 01 829 6210
balgriffin@brighthorizons.com

Welcome to ... Balgriffin Childcare and Preschool

Bright Horizons has consistently recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland for the last 6 years by the Great Place to Work Institute!

Balgriffin is proud to be an Early Childhood Ireland Centre of Excellence 2008-2011 & 2011-2014

The All Ireland of Excellence Award acknowledges Early Childhood Ireland (formerly NCNA) members who are providing excellent standards of care for children in Ireland. Holders of the award demonstrate a commitment to quality, and success in implementing and maintaining consistently high standards of excellence.

The Balgriffin Centre, opened in May 2007, is a fantastic purpose-built child care centre providing a warm, homely and stimulating environment including an outdoor area for extended play and learning. The centre offers high quality early care and education for babies and children aged from 3 months to 12 years.They offer full, part-time care and flexible sessions for all age groups along with pre and after school care (with school drop off and collection).The centre also runs year round Out-of-School Camps.

The centre has a well qualified, long serving and very experienced staff team.

The onsite chef uses fresh produce and plans menus to provide children with a nutritionally balanced diet throughout the week.

The centre is located not far from the Hilton Hotel on the Malahide Road. Takethe first right at the traffic lights and continue past the graveyard on the left hand side. St. Samson’s is a development on the right and Bright Horizons is the large building on the end facing the green.

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Hours of Operation
7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
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Ages Served
Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Preschool, School Age
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Meals
Nutritious snacks, breakfast and lunch provided daily
Centre & Programmes Highlights
Back-Up Care Available, School Age Summer Program, Family Resource Room, Parenting Seminars

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Enrichment Programmes

At Bright Horizons children learn and grow through our unique emergentcurriculum for learning in line with Aistear. Aistear is the National Curriculum Framework for children from birth tosix years in Ireland. Aistear defines thetype of learning that is important for Babies, Toddlers and Pre-schoolers, where children grow and develop as confident and competent learners throughfun, interesting and challenging experiences. 

Our curriculum addresses children's development from the very firststages of babies grasping, tracking and learning to let go, to the first toyears of life spent in the creation of a child's first "sense ofself" following onto the pre-schooler persisting in independence andconfidence, developing the skills necessary for school. Our insightful and welltrained staff team are there every step of the way to scaffold each moment, identifying opportunities for learning right up through school age.

The environments within the centre invite children to learn and to see aworld of possibilities that are within their reach and our “Ready forSchool” programme helps children approach school with self help skillsand confidence that will enable them to succeed.

Bright Horizons offer our “Growing Readers” programmeas we realise the importance of Early Language Development for all ourchildren. New to Bright Horizons is our very own Growing Mathematiciansand Growing Writers initiative.

The centre have been using signing with the babies and toddlers sincethey opened and have found this to be a valuable way of communication as thechildren can express their needs long before they have vocabulary skills totalk. The staff have received training and use it daily.


Upcoming Events

Bright Horizons has  consistentlyrecognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland for the last 6 years by theGreat Place to Work Institute!

ECCE Government Scheme 
Bright Horizons at Balgriffin is registered for the Early Years Childhood Care and Education Scheme. It aims to provide free/subsidised pre-school education to children aged between 3 years 3 months and 4 years 6 months on 1st September each year.

Holiday club vacancies available 
Bright Horizons at Balgriffin runs an Out of School club for school aged children throughout the year. Are your children looking for fun and adventure during the summer months? Full and part day options available. A range of activities including sports, cooking, gardening, arts and crafts and weekly surprises.

Please contact the centre to discuss your individual child care requirements and arrange a tour.

(00353) 01 829 6210 balgriffin@brighthorizons.com




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