Our little man Max, has been attending Once Upon a Time since he was 19 weeks old. We were nervous leaving him at such a young age but the staff allayed all our fears and Max has thrived under their care.
He goes in every morning with a smile on his face and loves all the girls especially Cathleen. We love to get Max’s daily diary home every evening to see what he has been up to all day! Once Upon a Time really has been a home away from home and we have been extremely happy with everything so far.
(Baby Room parent, Herbert Place)
We highly recommend Once Upon a Time, in Carrickmines manor. Our son Jacopo started there when he was only 8 months and settled immediatly during induction as the staff are so patient and caring with him. We have no worries about leaving him with them even though it is an all day-full week stay.
It is a nursery and Montessori school where the staff are all really good and the place is bright, fresh and cheery with a really dynamic feel. And not only that, the cost is pretty fair probably a little better then some others.
It is run very professionally and surely children will get a pleasant learning experience. We would strongly recommend OUaT to all parents.
(Baby Room parent, Carrickmines)
Since our first contact with Once Upon a Time in Dun Laoghaire we have been impressed with their professionalism and the child focused program of care. Our daughter started in the Baby room at 5 1/2 months old with a Gluten Free Diet requirement, this was no problem and all meals and snacks were seamlessly adapted or subsituted. The staff were amazing at settling both our minds and our daughter into her new routine. Now she has progressed into the Wobbler Room and continues to love the environment and the staff. Fantatsic is the only word to sum up the package at Once Upon a Time in Dun Laoghaire.
Managing Director Galway Marine Chandlers Ltd
(Wobbler Room parent, Dun Laoghaire)
Having used Once Upon a Time crèche in Dundrum for the last 4 years for our eldest children, when we recently moved house we were delighted when the Carrickmines branch opened so that we could keep the kids with the Group.
The facilities in Carrickmines branch are second to none – the room sizes and outdoor play areas are huge. The equipment and toys are new and colourful and so stimulating for the children and our little people are so very happy and thriving. The atmosphere is always welcoming, loving and friendly I can’t praise Marta and her staff enough. We have never once had to question or worry about the level of care that is provided.
I have absolutely no reservation in recommending Once Upon a Time Group and in particular the Carrickmines facility.
Client Services Executive & Mom to Caitlin (4), Conor (2) and Charlotte (1)
In January 2013 Niels and Tiernan joined once upon a time in Carrickmines a brand new facility which is located close to our house. The experience we have had in the last months has been excellent, our children love going to Once upon a time and love their minders/teachers.
The dedication and warmth of the staff in the facility has been nothing but an eye opener to us in regards to the dedication of the staff. The staff have been instrumental in the pre school development of Tiernan and the pott training of Niels and general well being of both boys.
I could not recommend highly once upon a time Carrickmines and thank you to Marta, Asia, Tara and Aine. WE as parents are very happy to have you in our lives.
My youngest son has a great time in the pre-monti room. The large, enclosed, outdoor play area was a big draw for us when initially deciding on this crèche and he get outs as much as the weather allows.
Indoors he’s kept well entertained, coming home with paint under his fingernails and new songs in his head.
Lauren and Amy are wonderful with the kids and must have the patience of saints. Like all the staff, they are warm and accommodating yet the crèche as a whole is very professionally managed.
(Pre-Montessori Parent, Dun Laoghaire)
Our two children are very happy at Once Upon a Time Dundrum. Our eldest has been going for 4 years and still gets excited going in, especially on toy day and trip day.
Ger and I find all the staff friendly, helpful and always enthusiastic.
We have found our children are interested and excited about the teaching methods at Once Upon a Time. We especially found Grace and Laura’s manner and commitment to the kids outstanding.
We look forward every afternoon to hearing the kid’s stories about what they got up to that day.
We would have no hesitation in recommending Once Upon a Time Dundrum to other parents.
(Junior Montessori parent, Dundrum)
My little one has been in Once Upon a Time since she was 10 months old. She is now three and a half and we couldn’t have been happier with our choice of school. The main things for me are the loving care of the staff, the cleanliness, the regular replacement of toys and books, the importance they give to nutrition and of course, learning. Also, being a small crèche, it does feel like a big family, in which a new room when the little ones move to the next stage is not felt as a big change. All this gives us peace of mind.
(Montessori Parent, Herbert Place)