Our Creche

A custom built, state of the art facility creche with a large, secure outdoor play area

Custom Built Facilities

  • A custom built childcare facility in Cork with caring & experienced staff & regulated by TUSLA
  • Situated in a quiet residential area with plenty of parking in Glanmire
  • Secure site with keypad access to all rooms
  • Exploring, Adventure and Discovery rooms are designed and laid out to reflect the needs of the age groups in them
  • Montessori programme in our Glanmire Pre school
  • One of the largest & secure outdoor play areas in a crèche in Cork
  • Child protective outdoor play surface and natural grass area
  • All rooms fully temperature controlled
  • Separate sleep rooms for children under 2 years
  • Delicious freshly made dinners provided daily by the award winning Ryan’s SuperValu

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Our Exploring Room

  • With a high staff ratio of 3:1 for under 1’s and 1:5 for over 1’s we offer childcare to suit the needs of the children in the Room
  • These ratios allow us to cater for the individual needs of the babies in our care
  • Each child has a primary care giver who will follow your child's current daily routine
  • Equipped with soft floor play areas and age specific toys and sensory materials to encourage your child to explore and develop in a nurturing environment
  • Our Exploring room has it's own dedicated outdoor play area, separate to the main play area, allowing children to have a secure & stimulating area to take their first steps
  • We provide dedicated mattresses for babies under one in our separate temperature controlled sleep room
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Our Adventure Room

  • As your child grows his/her needs change also. Working with parents, we plan the move up to the Adventure room together
  • This is a fun room with plenty of activities for the growing & developing child
  • With a staff ratio of 1:6, our Adventure room gives each child the opportunity to gain experience & confidence in all areas of development
  • Childcare activities in our Adventure room include language development, art, free play and music
  • Outdoor activities play an important role in our large and secure play area
  • We have a separate sleep room for children still in cots. We encourage ‘quiet time’ in the room and create a ‘rest’ area for children to rest in the room also during the day

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Our Discovery room

Located within the Childcare facility, Crawford Montessori, Glanmire is staffed by qualified Montessori teachers who are also FETAC level 7 & 8 accredited. Suitable for toilet trained children aged 3 – 5 years our Montessori pre-school will help provide your child with a good foundation and social skills for 'Big' school.


We provide activities that will help develop sensoral, practical life, language, culture and skills. The Montessori Method encourages children to learn about the world around them, through exploration. They are given the freedom to move around, manipulate and touch. The activities and equipment provided are designed to help children develop skills, competence and confidence. The teachers never interfere with play or correct the child. The teachers will assess a child and a suitable piece of equipment. If the child is not able to use it correctly, it has been presented at the incorrect time, so the teacher will put it away for another day. The child is never made to feel inferior or a failure. Children in Montessori are encouraged to tell parents about their day. Our staff are always available to answer any queries parents may have about the curriculum and their child’s development.

Crawford Montessori

Free Pre-school Year

Crawford Montessori in Glanmire participates in the ECCE Scheme whereby the government provides a free pre-school curriculum for qualifying children. For further information please contact our Montessori teachers on 021 4820630 or info@crawfordchildcare.ie

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