Ireland’s First Purpose Built Creche
Before 1995, the idea of a purpose built Crèche didn’t exist in Ireland. It was a pioneering idea
born in the minds of two mothers, Mary McGibney and Gerri Cobbe.
Already experienced childcare experts, Mary and Gerri’s vision saw them travel to Scandinavia,
Italy and the UK studying childcare; combining global best practice with their own philosophy that
children deserve high quality childcare. It is from this kind of passion that Park Academy Childcare
was born and Ireland’s first purpose built crèche was established at Cabinteely.
Snce then Park Academy Childcare have continued to expand and now run eight crèche centres across
South Dublin & North Wicklow, including The Nature Kindergarten at Killruddery in Bray.
Setting the Bar for High Quality Childcare
Since day one our ethos has been ‘Every child first every day’ and this passion continues to drive
the Park Academy Childcare team to this day. Our highly qualified and experienced team are
committed to upholding the highest standards of care and education at all times. Mary and Gerri
continue to observe what advances are being made in childcare internationally – although these days
we’re proud to say that it’s Park Academy Childcare that’s setting the bar, as exemplified by our
“All Ireland Centre of Ireland Centre of Excellence Awards”. The more you get to know us, the more
you will realise just why that is.
Nurturing the Whole Child – A Holistic Approach to Childcare
At Park Academy Childcare we are dedicated to promoting the holistic development of every child in
our care. In addition to education and academic learning, we also focus on developing a child’s
physical, social, emotional & spiritual development. This is reflected in our early childhood
education programme which includes a wide range of extracurricular activities.
From our unique ‘JUMP’ sports & fitness programme to our music & movement classes, our activities
are designed to nurture the whole child. These activities also give children the opportunity to find
their strengths and develop their unique talents. And that’s not even to mention the Adventure Bus
or our highly nutritious chef prepared meals! We truly are committed to providing the highest quality
of childcare in each and every area of your child’s development.