Welcome to Oaklands House Crèche and Montessori School!

Established 1986

Oaklands – a long tradition in providing the highest quality care and education in Swords, Malahide and the surrounding areas.

At Oaklands House Creche and Montessori School our mission is to provide children with quality care in a safe, child centred environment and in partnership with parents. Inclusion is at the heart of Oaklands and all children are warmly welcomed. Oaklands will encourage your child to express her/himself freely and spontaneously and where independence and choice are promoted.

Fresh wholesome food cooked daily

 

Testimonials from Parents:

My two daughters, now aged 3 and 5 years, have attended Oaklands since they were 8 months old. Both have thoroughly enjoyed their time there. My eldest daughter loves it so much, she attends the After School Service and doesn’t want to leave!

I cannot speak more highly of the staff who have cared for my daughters over the years. The crèche has clearly had a positive effect on their language and social skills.

It is wonderful knowing that Oaklands have their own chef and that fresh food is prepared on a daily basis.

I am very satisfied with the care and attention my daughters have received and am more than happy to recommend Oaklands to anyone in the future.

Jeanne-Marie Murray


We have two boys in Oaklands Crèche. My oldest, now 4 has been in Oaklands since he was six months old and my youngest has been there for the last six months. We are very happy with the high level of care that Oaklands provides.

Our two boys are very happy there and love the staff. The staff work hard to ensure the children have a full and active day and our children have learnt a lot of different skills with plenty of fun along the way.

Louise McAuley


Our thanks to all the staff at Oaklands – our little boy has been here since he was nine months old and it really is a home away from home. We find the staff extremely helpful and considerate and we know that our son is well looked after while we are at work which is a great comfort to us.

Alison MacGrath


The truest reflection of Oaklands can be summed up simply by saying how truly happy my son is there.

Ian


I really trust Oaklands, everyone was very helpful and caring when it came to settling my 1 year old in, never rushed us and understood how hard it was for us both. Now I see how much he enjoys it I should have worried less. I love the homely environment and the staff are Oaklands best asset.

Natasha


Our two children are attending Oaklands Crèche, one in the baby room and one has been there since he was a baby and is now in the Afterschool group. Oaklands is a real home from home for the children. The setting has a lovely homely, nurturing atmosphere. Each member of staff truly has the children's best interest at heart. They are warm and friendly to both the children and the parents and time is taken to find out about the children and to share how the children have been. This communication is so important. Every effort is made to help the children develop and grow. The learning programmes that are in place help to bring the children through each stage of their development. Each room is equipped with lots of toys and equipment to help the children develop and they experience wonderful activities to help them learn to play and grow socially. They benefit each day from the delicious home cooked meals of Rosie, whom the children adore. The playground is a fantastic asset from which the children benefit each day. It is very difficult for parents to leave their children each day and it is a great comfort to know that they are being cared for in a nurturing environment where the staff give them all the attention and care they need to be happy. For this Oaklands definitely ticked all the boxes.

Sinead


Our son Max has been going to Oaklands since he was 10 months and is now turning 3. We are delighted to have chosen Oaklands as we can see how happy Max is and how much he has developed over the years. It really is a home from home for all the children, all the staff are amazing, home made meals everyday and there is a lovely friendly atmosphere where everyone knows each others name. I would highly recommend Oaklands to anyone.

Gillian and Alex


Just a short note to say a genuine thank you to all the staff at Oaklands crèche for taking care of our children over the past 3 years. The staff at Oaklands are loving, caring and professional towards our children. An atmosphere of warmth permeates from Yvonne and Violine throughout the crèche making it a very special place.

There is a homely and "small" feel, helped by the openness of the rooms and Rose's home cooking!

Our 4yr old daughter has developed into a very happy and contented little girl and it is reassuring that the same people are now looking after our 18 month old.

Thanks again.

Barry and Dolores


Our first daughter Chloe spent over 10 years at Oaklands and loved every stage from preschool and Montessori, right through to being an "Afterschooler". The excellent care, healthy meals and brilliant start to her education, are all reasons why we went straight back to Oaklands when our son Patrick was born (aged 2). He loves it just as much as she did.

Teresa and Paddy Quinn


We have two boys in Oaklands Crèche. My oldest, now 4 has been in Oaklands since he was six months old and my youngest has been there for the last six months. We are very happy with the high level of care that Oaklands provides. Our two boys are very happy there and love the staff. The staff work hard to ensure the children have a full and active day and our children have learnt alot of different skills with plenty of fun along the way.

Louise


Testimonials from Children:

Hello, My name is Orla. I go to Oaklands afterschool. I like it here because all my friends are here and we play and do stuff. The teachers are funny and the toys are fun.

Orla


I love Oaklands. We do Montessori and fun things. I like going outside and I like art with Deirdre. Rosie makes yummy dinners everyday. All my friends are here.

Freya


Clara is my name. I am an afterschooler. I like walking to crèche from school. I play in the garden and meet all my friends. I do my homework at crèche and sometimes I do baking, that's fun.

Clara


I like the crèche because there is lots of things to do and everyone is my friend. I go out on the bus sometimes and I love the garden.

Amy