Our Beacon South Quarter Centre

Karen Gorey, Centre ManagerMeet Our Creche Manager

Welcome to our Beacon South Quarter centre. I’m Karen, the creche manager. I have ten years’ experience working in childcare, seven of which have been here at Park Academy Childcare. I joined Park Academy as an Early Years Educator and the first ECCE teacher in our Cabinteely Centre. I have worked with children of all ages and held various roles including Team Leader, Junior Manager in our Cabinteely & Beacon South Quarter Centres, before taking up the role of Centre Manager.

I love every minute of my job. I have a strong passion for working with children and seeing that each child here gets the best care possible. I am so privileged to spend my days working with children and find it extremely rewarding to be a part of their lives.

At Beacon South Quarter we aim to provide each child with a happy, fun, and safe environment where they can play, learn and thrive. I look forward to meeting you and showing you around our amazing centre!

Karen Gorey, Manager


Life in our Beacon South Quarter centre.

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    So welcoming, so diverse, so enriching, the Park Academy Beacon South Quarter is as welcoming for children as it is cherished by parents. Without doubt, it’s our size that is part of our attraction with six spacious and stimulating rooms spread over two floors. We also have two gardens, a front garden for our babies and a rear garden for the older children. Both are worlds of exploration and discovery that all the children love.

    Talking about worlds of discovery, we’re lucky to have ‘Imaginosity ‘as a neighbour, as well as having our very own ‘Creative Station’ – an inspiring room dedicated to recyclable goods and other arts and craft materials. Here the children can develop their imaginations, express themselves freely through creative art and have lots of fun! In addition to this, our Creative Station also acts as an extra room for the children to enjoy during their day.

    At Beacon South Quarter we also have fantastic after-school facilities, where older children can savour the independence they crave in a fun and stimulating environment. Thanks to our fantastic chef, a nutritious homemade meal is always waiting for our ‘after-schoolers’ and this provides them with the energy they need to complete their homework.

    Our after-school club provides a range of exciting activities for children, from their weekly JUMP class to science club and reading club. As well as this, our Club room has a range of different areas of interest, from a construction area to a dress up corner. It’s not all go though – we know that children need some time to just relax and ‘hang out’ too. That’s why our bunk bed corner is the perfect place for older children to have a chat with friends and wind down after a long day of study.

    To top it off, every week the children have a fun trip to look forward to courtesy of our popular ‘Adventure Bus’ which takes them to fun and interesting places within their locality!

    What parents say about us

    Our daughter Sophia has come up through all the levels at The Park Academy. I know she loves it and enjoys every minute – in a crèche that is very well organised and loving. The team are always understanding of you and your child’s needs and we have always been happy, as has Sophia! – Rodica Tibirna, Parent.

    Where to find us


    Park Academy Childcare Beacon South Quarter

    Beacon South Quarter
    Dublin 18

    Tel: 1890 273 243
    Open Monday to Friday 7:30am to 6.00pm