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Our Approach

Elaine Ryan & Shane Bourke

Nourrice Crèche & Nourrice Preschool Montessori Centre was established in 2001 by proprietor Gillian Murphy.

The building is a beautiful house nestled in 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens. It is entirely given to childcare with lots of natural light and low windows throughout.

The gardens offer a myriad of play surfaces and opportunities for exploration.

Having secured this unique setting, Gillian and her team set about creating a childcare facility which promotes self esteem, learning and respect for each other in a warm, caring environment.

Nourrice Creche focuses on creating a calm atmosphere in which children can rest and play as they wish and providing tender care that is tailored to each individual child.

In the eyes of a child there is joy, there is laughter, there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future.

Our Preschool Montessori Centre is based on the same principles incorporating educational elements from the High Scope and Montessori methods.

The provision of quality nutrition is another key element of our approach. We are constantly reviewing and changing our menu to ensure that the very specific nutritional needs of babies and pre school children are met.

Nourrice is notified to both the South Eastern Health Board and complies with the Childcare Pre-School Services Regulations, 1996, 1997 and 2006 Amendments.

We operate an open door policy to both the parents of the children who attend the nursery and also the relevant bodies who regulate the childcare industry.


The safety of the children attending Nourrice is paramount. Parents and staff enter using biometric fingerprint reading technology. Thus only parents and staff can enter unsupervised.

There is a CCTV system in operation at Nourrice, with cameras centrally monitored. There are cameras on all external doors and in every room in the crèche.

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