Why Safari Childcare


Thank you for your interest in Safari Childcare. Our goal as an early learning centre is to provide your child with subtle yet enjoyable forms of social, physical and academic stimulus through our special tailored curriculum.

Numerous studies have shown that children who have been exposed to quality curriculum based childcare before attending main stream schooling, display a greatly accelerated ability for social and academic progress in future years.

Our belief in working very closely with parents coupled with lengthy vetting and selection of only the most professional and dedicated childcare professionals is key to providing our standard of care.


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Our Childcare Centres

Safari Childcare offers purpose built childcare centres. Each centre has specially designed rooms to cater for the different age group requirments. We care for over 400 children at our centres across Dublin South City.

We provide a homely, warm and safe setting that’s responsive to each childs interests and sensitive to their individual needs.


Our Staff

Our Childcare Staff are our most important asset. 100% of our Staff are qualified. Our junior and senior childcare staff all carry a minimum of a FETAC Level 5 childcare qualification.

Our Pre-school teachers all hold BA Degrees in Early Childhood Care & Education or Montessori Diplomas. There is a fully trained paediatric first-aid staff member in each room.

Our Food

Children's meals are fully catered for throughout the day including special dietary requirements. We bake our own wholemeal, wholegrain, soda and banana breads. We grow our own herbs and even make our own tomato ketchup. Our meals are prepared in house from the best quality of free range meat and fresh vegetables delivered from local suppliers. Meals are continuously rotated over a 3 week period affording your child ample opportunity to experience various tastes.


Garda Vetting

All employees of Safari Childcare, including directors, kitchen and admin staff are fully vetted by the Garda Siochana central vetting unit and International Policing Services. Certificates of clearance and staff qualifications are available for parents to view at any time.

Open Door Policy

We have always operated an open door policy for parents, meaning that parents of enrolled children are welcome to drop in at any time during the day and stay as long as they wish. Even at sleep time to observe how peaceful it is.

How We Differ

We don't describe ourselves as a 'chain', each centre is given the freedom to operate independently. We do not have marketing or Head Office teams. When you attend a viewing with us, you meet our manager and childcare staff who will be caring for your child.

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Opening hours

Full-Time Creche
& Preschool
Mon - Fri
07.30 - 18.30
Sessional Preschool Mon - Fri
09.30 - 12.30
14.00 - 17.00
Afterschool Mon - Fri
13.30 - 18.00
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Example Menu

We take the task of nourishing children’s minds and bodies very seriously and ensure that their diet is healthy and well balanced. We provide all meals throughout the day.

Includes a variety of cereals with milk (soya milk also provided). Diluted pure unsweetened fruit juice
Includes fruit & vegetable pieces, rice cakes, cracottes, scones, yoghurts, milk or water.
(Wobbler, Toddler & Preschool Room): Beef casserole served with broccoli, carrots and potatoes. Homemade beef burgers served with homemade oven chips. Mild chicken curry with apple and boiled rice. Beef lasagne. Spanish Omelette. Fish pie. Tender strips of griddled chicken served with homemade tomato ketchup are examples of weekly meals. (Baby Room): A variety of Vegetables (courgettes, carrots, cauliflower etc.) with Butternut squash, sweet potato or cous cous. Lamb, chicken, beef and fish are included in the meals depending on age of the baby.
Consists of a variety of homemade soups and sandwiches. Oven baked potato wedges served with baked beans. Italian peasant soup served with half a soft wholemeal bread roll. Vegetable pasta salad. Macaroni cheese are examples of weekly Tea.
Snacks are important to help meet the energy needs of children and are provided as required between meals. They include pineapple chunks, soup, bananas, raw vegetable slices, apple slices, crackers, scones, cheese strings and cold meat slices.

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