Safari Childcare Hanover Street Childcare Centre

At Hanover Street we provide full-time care for Toddlers aged 1-3 & Preschool / Montessori. Part-time sessional ECCE Preschool, Afterschool care with a collection service for local schools.



Wobbler Room 12 - 24 months

In our wobbler room there is a high ratio of staff to wobblers (5:1). Activities, meals and sleep times are more structured while still allowing flexibility for individual needs. Our room and activities are specifically designed around a wobblers need for experimentation and exploration. Children will usually spend about 1 year in our wobbler room.

Summer Camp

Toddler Room 2-3 Years Old

There is a high ratio of staff to toddlers (6:1) in our toddler room. The toddler room has a more structured environment with more advanced equipment. This is an age when children begin to play together. Vocabulary increases greatly and sentences rather than just words are formed. Activities and curriculums are designed around these many changes to enhance their individual development. Children are toilet trained while in the toddler room as staff and parents work together to follow the same routines.


Montessori Room 3 - 5 years

In Pre-school, children are introduced to a classroom environment. They become used to sitting at a table and concentrating for longer periods of time. The Montessori method and other teaching methods are introduced by our trained staff. Children will learn the fundamentals of reading, writing and mathematics. Our curriculum also concentrates on languages, arts and crafts, the world we live in, music, free play, cookery and personal and social development. Parents are informed on a regular basis as to how their child is progressing. In the Pre-school room children will learn the basics to more than equip them for the school environment.

Holiday Camp

Afterschool Care, Weekend & Holiday Camps for all ages

Details on Future Weekend & Summer Camps coming soon...

Parent Reviews / Feedback

To everyone at Safari Childcare. Words cannot possibly express how grateful we are for the incredible care you've taken of Brendan over the years. It's hard to leave your child in someone else's care but every single member of the creche staff has treated Brendan so well and been firendly and wonderful to us. We couldn't have lived in Dublin, away from both our families without your support. You've helped Brendan grow up - he was a tiny baby who couldn't even sit up when he started and now he can do lots of things (some of which he shouldn't) that you've taught him. We will have a hard time finding a creche in Boston that we like as much!
Enclosed in a gift for all of you with our most sincere thanks for helping raise our son. We don't know how you manage everyday with such patience and smiles! Enjoy a well deserved night out on Brendan!

Maggie, Tony & Brendan | 11/7/2014 | card

We can't believe James' time with Safari is coming to an end! We are excited for him about the start of his school years but also a bit sad that his days at Montessori are over. We are so grateful to you and all your team for making these such wonderful years for James. You have always been so kind and he has learned so much from you. It has been an invaluable experience.
We feel we hit the childcare "jackpot", so to speak, with Safari. It was amazing to be able to go to work and have 100% confidence in how well our children were being looked after. It is simply impossible to put into words how grateful we are. Thank you so much again.

Sarah & Colin | 19/12/2014 | card

To everyone in Safari, A massive THANK YOU for creating a loving warm environment for my Boo Boo Seán for the past 2.5 years. We are heartbroken leaving you and we really just wish Safari would move to Glasthule!! Thank you for being so professional always and most of all for being so kind to my little boy.
You are an incrediable group of people - so professional but loving - you can feel the possitive energy as soon as you walk in - Hugely appreciated.
We wish you all the very best in the future.

Anna & Stephen | 19/12/2015 | card


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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