Blanchardstown is proud to have been recognised as a National Children’s Nurseries Association All Ireland Centre of Excellence, most recently for the period of 2009- 2012
The All Ireland of Excellence Award acknowledges NCNA/Early Years members who are providing excellent standards of care for children in Ireland. Holders of the award demonstrate a commitment to quality, and success in implementing and maintaining consistently high standards of excellence.
The Blanchardstown Centre is a purpose built child care centre designed on two levels, there are many child friendly features including portal windows at the child’s level, peek a boo windows between the rooms to encourage interaction and surprise quiet areas. The facilities include a wonderful outdoor area, including two partially covered areas allowing the children outdoor access in most weather conditions and an impressive Art Studio. The centre offers high quality early care and education for babies and children aged 3 months to 12 years. Blanchardstown offer full, part-time care and sessional care along with pre and after school care (with school drop off and collection).
The centre also run year round Out-of-School Camps.
The Centre drop off and collect from the following schools:
Castleknock Educate Together
The onsite cook uses fresh produce and plans menus to provide children with a nutritionally balanced diet throughout the week.
The centre is located in the same business park as the Blanchardstown Institute of Technology and close to the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.
Bright Horizons has been consistently recognised as one of the Best Workplaces in Ireland for the last 4 years by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Hours of Operation
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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
At Bright Horizons children learn and grow through our unique curriculum for learning, "The World at Their Fingertips". Through "World" children are empowered to become confident, active lifelong learners, supported by a highly qualified and experienced staff team.
The Bright Horizons Centres are now introducing Aistear the Irish National Curriculum Framework. The framework is based on 12 broad principles for babies and children aged from birth to 6 years, the observations conducted by the staff will link into the new framework. The staff will continue to have training on Aistear.
The environments within the centre invite children to learn and to see a world of possibilities that are within their reach and our “Ready for School” programme helps children approach school with self help skills and confidence that will enable them to succeed.
Bright Horizons offer our “Growing Readers”programme as we realise the importance of Early Language Development for all our children.
A weekly Baby Massage session is available.
Regular parent conferences are held with the child's key worker, the centre also hold curriculum evenings.
Blanchardstown have a Parent Partnership Group who meet on a regular basis with the centre staff and the current parents in the group happily liaise with new and prospective parents as required.
Receive one month FREE child care when you register for a full time place at Blanchardstown - terms & conditions apply
ECCE Government Scheme
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Blanchardstown is registered for the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme. It aims to provide free/subsided 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.