The Larkin Unemployed Centre is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm. Closed for lunch 1 to 2pm.

Call into the centre at 57-58 North Strand Road, North Strand. Dublin 3.
Tel: 8365544 Fax: 8366819



The Crèche caters for babies from 12 months to approximately two and a half/three years. The children then transfer automatically to the pre-school. Wobblers and Toddlers in the Crèche have access to a range of suitable play materials for both indoor and outdoor play. All activities and equipment are chosen to encourage the wobbler/toddler to explore their environment and to promote their overall development.

Wobblers are supported to perfect their walking skills with the provision of a soft surface area. We give them lots of opportunities to develop their manipulative skills with the free availability of blocks, post-it boxes etc.

Toddlers are encouraged to use their imagination with a home corner area and construction area. They learn to be part of a larger group and begin to practise social and skills while being supported by caring committed staff. Our Children become independent individuals learning to serve their own meal and feed themselves. In the toddler room we aim to develop different levels of concentration i.e. various table top activities helping the toddler to feel capable and confident.

With both the wobblers and toddlers we use the Treasure Basket, a range of natural play materials that supports the younger child’s natural curiosity to explore various items using and developing their senses; touch, smell, hearing, sight and taste. Circle Time is a great opportunity to develop both social skills as well as promoting communication, this gives children a sense of belonging among their peers. Stories and rhymes are fun as well as educational for both age groups.

We enjoy a play based Curriculum focused on Aistear and Siolta guidelines. and ensure the children have a fun and creative learning environment that fulfils their individual developmental needs.

Both rooms are supervised in our outdoor area, and weather depending outdoor play is incorporated as part of our daily routine. Through the use of double buggies children may be brought on outings to the local park, library and other fun, interesting places within our community.


We are a member of Early Childhood Ireland.

Inspected by Tusla, Environmental Health Officers & Pobal.

We endeavour to comply with all relevant Childcare Regulations.



57/58 North Strand Road, Dublin 3

Telephone: 8099002


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