There are many reasons why prospective parents should choose Once Upon a Time for their childcare needs. We have outlined some of these reasons below.

  • Once Upon a Time takes away worry and stress from parents by providing breakfast, all snacks and teas and hot meals
  • We also supply baby wipes, cotton wool and nappy bags
  • In comparison to other childcare services, Once Upon A Time is small and very homely
  • Everyday parents receive detailed reports and diaries about their child’s day
  • When it comes to the carers at Once Upon a Time parents can rest easy, knowing that the staff are highly competent and qualified
  • We employ carers who are experienced and qualified
  • Our carers have excellent communication skills and are caring individuals
  • We provide our employees with First Aid, HACCP, Fire Safety and Child Protection Training to ensure the safety of the children in our care
  • Our centres are designed specifically for children – they are child friendly, happy, secure, bright and colourful with countless interesting and fun toys
  • All of our centres have safe, secure outdoor areas with soft flooring
  • All outdoor areas are equipped with various fun toys and equipment that the children love
  • We maintain our centres to the highest of standards
  • Our centres are checked carefully so that high standards of care are maintained
  • Once Upon A Time is registered with the appropriate regulatory bodies such as the HSE and comply with all regulations
  • Once Upon A Time is a member of Early Childhood Ireland
  • The Once Upon A Time centres are all in great locations, easily accessible
  • Once Upon a Time participates in the ECCE government scheme that provides a free pre-school year to children in the year before they start primary school
  • We offer a sibling discount for families in full time care

We offer a number of different care options to suit parent’s working arrangements

  • Full time
  • Part time – mornings
  • Part time – afternoons
  • 4 full days
  • 3 full days
  • Afterschool ( available in our Dun Laoghaire and Carrickmines centres)

Once Upon a Time has an open door policy, we like our parents to be able to see their child’s environment on a daily basis
We enjoy open communication with parents, we provide highly detailed Daily Report Forms and Diaries for each child in our care as well as Monthly Developmental Forms