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Bright Horizons at Leopardstown
Block E Leopardstown Retail Centre, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Dublin 18

Phone: (00353) 01 206 3621

Welcome to ... Leopardstown Bright Horizons Childcare and Preschool

Exciting News! We have been recognised by the Great Place to Work Institute as one of Ireland's Best Workplaces - for the 7th time! We remain the only childcare organisation to achieve this recognition.


Leopardstown is a member of the National Children’s Nurseries Association (NCNA), to whose standards we are committed.

Bright Horizons at Leopardstown is a purpose built child care centre with age appropriate rooms for babies and children aged from 3 months to 12 years. The centre have a wonderful spacious outdoor play area offering a climbing frame, bikes & trikes and large sand pits as well as other outdoor activities to promote extended play and learning. They offer full, part and sessional care for all age groups along with pre and after school care. The centre also run year round Out-of-School Camps.

School drop off and collection from the following schools:

Holy Trinity National School, Leopardstown; Our Lady of the Wayside, Kilternan; Gaelscoil Thaobh na Coille, Stepaside.

The centre is located off exit 15 of the M50. Take the Ballyogan road where the Luas is located.  Take a right into the Leopardstown Shopping Centre (Dunnes Stores) and we are located at the end off the office block on the right. Alternatively you can walk from the Gallops/Mimosa area through the footpath located beside the Holy Trinity National School 


Hours of Operation
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ages Served
Infants, Toddlers, Twos, Preschool, School Age
Nutritious snacks, breakfast and lunch provided daily
Centre & Programmes Highlights
Back-Up Care Available, School Age Summer Program, Family Resource Room, Parenting Seminars

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

Learning Fun Club - 21/3/16 - 1/4/16Click here for more information

Join us for our Open Week

Bright Horizons Childcare & Preschool warmly invite you to our Open Week - Monday 7th - Friday 11th March.

This is a great opportunity to meet our team and discover how we inspire natural learning.

Plus, register on the day and be entered into a draw for the chance to win €250 in shopping vouchers (Terms & Conditions apply).

Book your visit today

ECCE Government Scheme

Bright Horizons at Leopardstown 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.

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


(00353) 01 206 3621  leopardstown@brighthorizons.com

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