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Dolphin Creche & Homework Club


Dolphin Crèche is a community crèche based in Dolphin House, Rialto, Dublin 8. The crèche is situated in two flats within the flat complex so has a very central position within the community of Dolphin House. We cater for children aged between 18 months and 5 years. Dolphin Crèche provides quality, affordable, accessible childcare to parents living in the Dolphin House and surrounding areas. We are a sessional service providing 3 and a half hour of childcare per session. Currently our hours of operation are 9am until 12.45pm.

We are participants of ECCE (government funded free pre-school year available for all children) and CCS which allows low-income families to access support towards the cost of their child’s crèche place.

Rialto Network takes a lead role in the running of the crèche.



The main aim of the club is to combat educational inequalities in Dolphin House by developing and delivering a series of interventions which enable young people from the area to reach their full potential.

Dolphin Homework Club provides a fun, friendly, safe after school environment for children from age 5 upwards. Children can attend the club to get support with their homework but it is also a place where young people are encouraged to discover their talents, gain new skills and become more confident. There are music programmes, arts and crafts, sports and a youth club. There are also seasonal activities for half terms, Easter, Christmas and summer when there are lots of fun activities for all the young people to enjoy.

The Club is part of the CCS funding scheme from Pobal.

The Homework Club runs with the support of both Rialto Youth Project and Rialto Community Network.

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