Creche, Montessori & After School Care
In order to offer the best childcare, we provide a team of carers that have a genuine love and interest for the children we care for. We all have the necessary qualifications and we continually provide training and refreshers courses for all of our team members.
Regina McGovern is a Director at Little Harvard. Regina is our hands on Director and works closely with our General Manager Maeve Weld with regards to the day to day running of Little Harvard. Regina’s sister Bridie McGovern is the manager in our Barton Drive Creche for the past 16 years.
James Hargrave is also a Director at Little Harvard. Jamie is our Financial Director and is based in our Head-Office in Bray. James considers Little Harvard a family run business and his sister Natasha is our Manager in Taylors Hill and has worked for the company for over 10 years.
Maeve has worked with the company for the past 14 years and has recently became a mum herself. Maeve started working in our Leixlip crèche before being promoted to general manager.
Child Protection and Compliance Officer
We are delighted to have John McCann as our Child Protection and Compliance Officer. Former Detective Superintendent John McCann is with us after 38 years exemplary service with An Garda Síochána. John has been responsible for writing and implementing national strategies for the Garda in respect of child welfare.
At Little Harvard, the Children in our care are always our primary concern. We provide positive and meaningful experiences; giving Children the opportunity to excel in all areas in an environment where they feel loved and developed as individuals. We promote the concept of diversity by welcoming all families into our setting and encourage parents to have an active role in their Children’s learning.
Management and staff at Little Harvard are dedicated to provide personalised support for our children and their families. We believe that with continued commitment and professional development we, as a team, provide an exceptional and rewarding service. We have utmost confidence that, in collaboration with our communities and relevant statutory bodies Little Harvard provides valuable opportunities and paves the way to a very bright future for every child.
The quality of the staff teams in our crèches is paramount to creating a safe and stimulating pre-school and after-school learning environment. In order to offer the best childcare, we provide staff that have a genuine love and interest for children. This and a high standard qualification are the foremost criteria we look out for when employing child minders for our crèches.
Management and staff all have the necessary qualifications and we continually provide training and refreshers courses for all of our team members. Continuous training keeps our carers up to date on the latest childcare developments, policies and procedures and teaches them the best practices of childcare for preschool or crèche environments.
The Little Harvard Creche has taken exceptionally good care of my 2 children since they were 9 months old (now 5
& 7). We were originally in the Bray facility but moved down to Rathnew when kids started school. Experience of both locations is identical. The kids absolutely love it there and have since day 1. I never have a minutes worry about them as the care and attention they are given by the whole team is like they are part of our family. They always work with me on any behavioural bumps in the road and it never takes long to get them back on track. I think the balance they have struck between structure and a familyeque environment is perfect. The activities,
food, quality of homework supervision and love the kids get from everyone is fantastic. I couldn’t recommend the Little Harvard team more, everyone from the onsite chef/school bus driver/minders and management team are fantastic.
My experience with Little Harvard Creche & Montessori has been nothing short of fantastic!
I have been fortunate enough to have had my two children in the care of the extremely professional, kind & friendly staff in the Rathnew branch for the past 2 ½ years. My children were 1 and 5 when they first attended, with my youngest in the wobbler room and my eldest in After School.
It has been brilliant watching the youngest flourish and make his way up through the different stages in the crèche. He really thinks of all the girls there as extended family, and they treat him in the same way. They are extremely warm and welcoming and I can relax knowing that they are in a safe & loving environment.
The after-school service they provide is second to none, with supervised homework and extra free activities, like Karate & Dance, where they bring in outside instructors, which my son adores.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to the wonderful Management & Staff in Rathnew.Jenny, Rathnew
Hi, I would like to convey all my gratitude to the staff in Little Harvard Blanchardstown. My eldest (Juliette) joined the Little Harvard family when she just turned one, and was followed 3 years later by her little sister (Emorine) who started when she was 6 months old. I expected my children to be well looked after, and “cared for” while I was at work….however we got so much more than this, the level of attention and dedication to the children’s well-being demonstrated by the staff was outstanding.
I never felt I was leaving my children to a crèche, but more into the care of family members who I could trust absolutely. Ultimately, I can only commend the professionalism of the staff, with a special nod to Siobhan, Mandy and Michelle in baby room, Jannette, Kelly, Michelle, Humera, Alison and Marta for being outstanding.
And let’s not forget Anne and her great lunches and spirit. No wonder the kids love her! They say that “A teacher takes a hand, opens the mind and touches the heart” and the team in Little Harvard Blanchardstown will always have special place in the heart of our family.Lorine Sigwarth