Purple Penguin Creche

At Purple Penguin Child Care, we believe that every child is a unique star, ready to shine bright in their own special way. Our mission is to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment where children can learn, grow, and develop to their full potential. We are not just a childcare center; we are a place where imaginations take flight, friendships are formed, and futures are built.

4.8 rating on Google

The Purple Penguin Crèche is family owned and operated with the aim to ensure that the children in our care have a happy, safe and stimulating day! To help in this process we work in close partnership with the families and the crèche staff. We only employ qualified childcare staff and we provide them with endless opportunities to advance in different childcare topics as it is the staff that is the most important resource. The crèche has been established to provide high quality standards to the children in our care. We are dedicated to providing an environment which will encourage development by exploration, learning and playing. We use Aistear the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and Siolta The National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education. 


About us

We are here to help parents raise happy and healthy children

Purple Penguin Child Care is a dedicated family of educators and caregivers on a mission to provide a safe, nurturing, and engaging environment for children to flourish. Guided by a philosophy of play-based learning, we prioritize safety and holistic development, fostering well-rounded individuals ready for a lifetime of learning. Our passionate team, committed to community involvement and parent partnership, ensures every child’s uniqueness is celebrated and nurtured. Join our Purple Penguin family, where children’s dreams are encouraged, safety is paramount, and each child’s story is a journey of boundless potential.

Day care Options

Age-specific support for every stage


Infants receive tender care in a nurturing environment. Our responsive caregivers engage in one-on-one interactions, encourage tummy time, and provide gentle sensory stimulation while working with parents to establish consistent sleep schedules.
We have 1 Baby Room and it caters for 3 babies


Toddlers thrive on structured play, fine motor skill development, and language enrichment. We foster their independence, encourage social interaction, and create opportunities for self-help skills.
We have 1 Toddler Room and it caters for 10 Toddlers

Preschool/ ECCE

Preschoolers benefit from a structured curriculum focusing on early academics, critical thinking, and creative expression. We also emphasize emotional intelligence, prepare them for school, and promote physical development through outdoor play and activities.
We have 4 Preschool/ ECCE Rooms.
These cater for Full Time care (ECCE included) and ECCE only sessions (3 Hours)


Afterschoolers find a supportive environment for continued growth and learning. Our dedicated staff facilitates engaging activities that promote skill development, foster creativity, and encourage positive social interactions. We provide a structured space for homework completion and offer various extracurricular options to enhance their interests.
We have 1 Afterschool Room catering to a dynamic group of students.

Why us

The best early learning experience

At our center, we offer an exceptional learning experience led by expert educators who prioritize your child's unique needs and interests. We believe in the power of play-based learning to make education enjoyable while fostering creativity and critical thinking. Holistic development is at the core of our approach, ensuring your child thrives academically, socially, and emotionally. Safety is our top priority, creating a secure and nurturing environment.


Kindness is our cornerstone. We teach empathy, compassion, and respect, creating children who excel academically and carry kind hearts. Join us in nurturing compassionate individuals.


We ignite creativity. Our activities inspire imagination and innovation. Join us in nurturing creative minds.


We prioritize emotional growth. Our curriculum nurtures emotional intelligence and well-being. Join us in fostering resilient individuals.


We champion innovation. Our programs spark curiosity and problem-solving skills. Join us in nurturing innovative thinkers.


This is a brilliant crèche. Staff are amazing. My two boys attend, one with special needs. The attention and care he receives is always above and beyond what is expected.
Homely atmosphere also

Safia Chercham

My little girl loves it! Very well run and friendly. Highly recommend.

Mary Murphy

We are indebted to the purple Penguin Creche for creating memories for my boys through all the care and love they have been given throughout the years.

Paul walsh

Highly recommend this crèche. It’s a lovely family run setting . So much time has been given to my son in regards to care and education. It doesn’t go unnoticed and certainly is truly appreciated.

Ben Duffy

More than just a joyful place

"Beyond joy, we're a haven for growth and exploration."