“Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.”

About Tigers Childcare

Committed to quality education and care in stimulating and progressive environments.

Tigers Childcare (“Tigers”) was established in 2003 when Karen Clince, a teacher at St. Vincent’s C.B.S. in Glasnevin, Dublin responded to demand for high quality after-school provision for children of working parents. In 2003 the company opened its first after school care centre for 12 children at St. Vincent’s C.B.S. in Glasnevin. The company has grown steadily in the last 14 years and currently caters for over 1,200 children in the greater Dublin region.

In 2010 the Company expanded to include a pre-school provision for younger children meaning the Company now provided care for children aged 2.5 years- 12 years. In September 2015, Tigers opened its first full-day care service in Swords, County Dublin catering for children aged 4 months to 12 years. Within 3 months the centre was operating at a full capacity of 66 children with a waiting list of 40 children for 2016-2017. Tigers further expanded to a second full-day service in Ashbourne in September 2016.

In August 2017 Tigers Childcare acquired the services of American Multinational Bright Horizons. The acquisition of an additional 3 full day services increased childcare places to approximately 1100. Tigers Childcare has become a market leader in the provision of high quality childcare solutions. Our team lead the way in internal audit systems and training, putting us far ahead of any operators in the market place.

Tigers also contributes to industry development. Our CEO Karen Clince sits on a number of Government boards and steering groups, making sure Tigers is at the forefront of industry improvement. Tigers Childcare plan to expand our services within the greater Dublin region. We are also looking for opportunities in central London.

About Tigers Childcare


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Early Years Centres

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Pre-school Centres

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