• 57-58 North Strand Road, Dublin 3 |
  • Tel: 01 8365544 |


The crèche caters for babies from 12 months to approximately 3 years. At age 3 the children transfer automatically to our pre-school. Babies and toddlers in the crèche have access to a range of suitable play materials for indoor and outdoor play. All activities and equipment are chosen to encourage the baby/toddler to explore their environment and to promote their overall development. Babies are supported to crawl and practise walking on a soft surface area. We give them lots of opportunities to develop their manipulative skills with the free availability of blocks, post-it boxes etc.
Natural Play Materials
For babies and toddlers we use the Treasure Basket, a range of natural play materials, that supports the younger child’s natural curiosity to explore various items using and developing their senses; touch, smell, hearing, sight and taste. Stories and rhymes are used to promote speech and communication.
Contact Us
Tel: 01-8099001
email: maria@larkinctr.com

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Early Education | Pre-School

Early Years

Independent individuals
Toddlers are encouraged to use their imagination with a home corner area and a construction area. They learn to be part of a larger group and begin to practise social skills while being supported by caring committed staff. Our children become independent individuals, learning to serve their own meal and feed themselves. In the toddler room we aim to develop different levels of concentration, i.e. various table top activities which help them to feel capable and confident.
Outdoor Play
We enjoy a play based curriculum focused on Aistear and Siolta guidelines. We ensure the children have fun in a creative learning environment that fulfils their individual developmental needs. Both rooms use our supervised outdoor area and, weather depending, outdoor play is incorporated as part of our daily routine. Through the use of double buggies children may be brought on outings to the local park, library and other fun, interesting places within our community.