Coco’s Lanford is owned by Lorraine Foy. Lorraine has been a service provider since 1985 where she opened Cocos Childcare. She is passionate about providing a high standard of care, and as a mum Lorraine understands the needs of parents.
The aim of Cocos is to provide a happy, caring and educationally based environment. Qualified Early Years Educators, Montessori teachers and Room Leaders provide a professional and secure environment for each child. Cocos prides themselves on creating an atmosphere that is relaxed and cosy.
This crèche is designed to cater for children from 6 months to 5 years. We have a Baby/Wobbler room, a Toddler/pre-Montessori room and a Montessori classroom. These rooms have individual staff and curriculum for the children, which are stimulating and centred around well-researched age group ranges, as well as child -led activities. The needs of the parents and guardians are always considered, and we do our utmost within the constraints of policies and guidelines to accommodate parental wishes.
This crèche is situated in a quiet, residential area close to Blackrock village, with the Dart station and bus lines only a quick ten-minute walk away. There is a space to facilitate the storage of buggies for parents’ convenience and children’s bikes/scooters to store.
Coco’s Lanford is Managed by Hollie Boucher who has been in the Early years industry since 2013. Hollie began her career in childcare by qualifying as an Early years educator with a QQI 6 in supervision and management in Childcare. Hollie joined Cocos Lanford in 2016 as an Assistant Manager and gained a wide variety of experience by working in all areas in the service. Hollie continued her studies and completed a QQI6 in Business Management and is now currently finishing her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood education. The experience and knowledge Hollie has gained in both her professional career and studies have allowed her to organise a happy, caring, and educational environment for all children.
Eliza Sentiveanu, our Assistant manager in Coco’s Lanford, has been working in the childcare sector for over 4 years in Ireland. Eliza is qualified with a QQI 6 in Early Childhood education and a diploma in Montessori. Eliza has started her journey as a childcare practitioner, gaining experience over the years and moving up in positions. After 3.5 years working in one of our sister Crèche’s, Eliza joined Cocos Lanford in March 2021 and works alongside Hollie, to provide a safe and happy environment for the children in their care.
At Cocos Lanford, our curriculum is delivered through play, friendship and learning. We take great pride in creating and updating a curriculum that meets the needs of the children in our care. We all have different learning styles, and our team make sure that they teach the children in the way that they learn … one on one attention is given to each child to assure their needs and interests are catered for.
Our curriculum includes daily, weekly and monthly themes that encourages the children to explore and learn about many topics including, the natural world, seasons, family, friendship, emotions as well as providing the core skills for future learning.
We understand that the early years of a child’s life is an amazing time of growth and learning that serves as the foundation for future stages of development.
We provide the right environment and experiences to meet these rapidly developing abilities. Our program emphasises the importance of positive, supportive interactions between our teachers and your child.