Our Story

Since 2002 we have been caring for babies and toddlers in the heart of Blackrock

Conveniently located in Blackrock

Conveniently located on Church Road in Blackrock, our yellow creche opened in 2002. Since then we have been privileged to look after so many local children whose parents liked the fact that we are small and in such a convenient location. Our brightly decorated rooms are complimented by a large outdoor play area, which is unusual in the heart of the city. We work with the Cork City Childcare Committee and the HSE to ensure we are providing the best possible care for children. Our detailed Policies & Procedures’ booklet is available on request.

Our Staff

Our staff are experienced and qualified childcare workers, who encourage children to learn in a positive and safe environment which stimulates them to reach their potential. With 5 dedicated rooms our aim is to care for your child as you would do at home. We want you to feel happy and secure in the knowledge that the care of your child is our main priority.

All of our staff are qualified to FETAC level 5 in Childcare as a minimum. Our Pre-school leaders have Montessori qualifications. Our staff regularly undertake relevant training courses to further their knowledge and experience.

Most of our staff have been with us since we opened and it has been over 2 years since we have had to replace a staff member. From time to time we also take Childcare Students on work experience. Experience with us helps to equip them for their future roles and it also benefits our staff and children as they are exposed to the latest childcare teachings.

Conveniently located in Blackrock

Fee Structure

At Ardenza childcare we are happy to provide full and part-time day care. In our experience we find the minimum level of part-time care is 2 half days per week. Anything less than this can be unsettling and confusing for your child.

  • In order to secure a place for your child we require a 2 week deposit which is refunded when your child leaves
  • We require a month’s notice in writing should you decide not to take up a place and also when you are leaving. Failure to do so will result in loss of your deposit
  • Fees are payable monthly in advance by standing order on the 1st day of the month
  • For more detailed information on our fees please contact us

What our parents have to say about us

My eldest child started in Ardenza in 2003 when he was 6 months old and I have had a great experience with the staff there over the last 8 years while my 3 children attended there from baby to pre-school stage with my youngest finishing Summer 2011. It is a very warm and caring environment for the children with very little staff change over those 8 years and as a parent I always felt the girls were very welcoming to the children and provided great feedback to the parents about how the little ones were getting on. The big garden at the back provided many happy afternoons of fun with their little pals. I would be very happy to recommend Ardenza to friends and family alike.

M. Walsh

My daughter absolutely loves Ardenza. The kind, friendly staff and small sizes means she gets lots of attention. She has made loads of friends and can't wait to get to creche every morning.

P. Walsh

My son has attended Ardenza since he was 4 months old. He instantly bonded with one staff member and in the last two years has formed a close bond with all of them. He has learned so much there from sharing and taking turns to knowing his ABC's and counting. He is miles ahead of some of his other friends and this is all down to the focus and attention he gets in Ardenza

A. Hornibrook

Making the choice about what creche to pick, was such a huge decision for us as new parents - but four years later we are so pleased that we have made the right choice - the staff at Ardenza Childcare are so kind and supportive and have really nurtured our children

Martin R.

All of my three children attended Ardenza from when they were babies. Each and every one of them loved it. They were always very happy there. The staff were lovely and very caring to every child.

D. O'Neill

My son has been cared for by the girls at Ardenza Childcare for more than 2 years now. Ardenza appealed to me straight away when I found out they had an open door policy and now, every morning I drop him off, I am confident that he will be safe, well looked after and have loads of fun. I would have absolutely no hesitation recommending Ardenza Childcare to any parent looking for a safe environment for their child, and I couldn't compliment them enough on how well they have looked after my son.

C. Carroll