Opening Times
7.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday

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About Us At Pixie Lane Crèche Athenry

At Pixie Lane Crèche we are committed to providing the highest quality childcare for all our families and continually strive to help nurture, challenge and foster independence within all the children in our care. We endeavour to provide a safe, warm, stimulating, age appropriate environment, where all children are encouraged to grow, actively explore and learn through the implementation of the National Aistear and Siolta curriculum. We wish to develop strong partnerships with our parents, and we are committed to working together to build a foundation that nurtures each child’s self-esteem and confidence. We care deeply for your children at Pixie Lane, and we source the best possible food from the Moon&Spoon.com company base in Co.Down.

Creative Fun at Our Montessori

Allowing children to be creative, and interacting with others is the best way for children to learn. Also making a little mess always help to make it fun.

Our Crèche's Very Own Fairy

At Pixie Lane we are lucky to have our own fairy. Her name is Pixie, she was name by our students and comes in during the night and raids our fridge.

Pixie Lanes Activity Days

Petting days are a great way to educate children, also gets us involved with the local community. We also have our own Rabbit named Thumper that all the kids love!

Our Crèche

Take a tour of our Crèche, Montessori and After School


Recommendations from Parents at Pixie Lane

Eimear D

"My daughter Eilidh has been at Pixie Lane since they opened, it's a fantastic environment for children, I knew it would be even before it was opened with Marie in charge. I was so excited when I heard that Marie Hannon was opening Pixie Lane as she had taught my daughter previously, she is incredibly kind hearted and always has time for children and parents. The staff are so good to the children, Eilidh always comes out with a smile on her face so much so that she doesn't want to leave when I go to pick her up. It truly a lovely place to send your children, everything has been so well designed. The little details are just fantastic. All the activity days that they have is just a fantastic way to teach and inspire children. I'm so grateful to Marie and the staff of Pixie Lane."

Caroline C

"My daughter Aimee has just finished her preschool year at Pixie Lane. Like many others I chose Pixie Lane before the building was even complete. I was apprehensive at first but I couldn't have made a better decision. The kindness and care shown to my daughter by Marie and all the staff were second to none. Aimee has extra needs so I had more questions and requests than others and not once did I feel that Aimee was a burden, quite the opposite. No request was too great, no question unanswered. I couldn't recommend Pixie Lane highly enough. "

Marian B

"We have being absolutely delighted with Pixie Lane since our daughter Robyn joined 7 months ago. We also have our older daughter Keevsgh attend Pixie Lane during school holidays. The staff are so professional, caring & kind & go way above & beyond their duties to ensure that each child is well looked after in a safe fun environment. You would be forgiven in thinking that your children are the only ones being cared for such is the level of care and interest that is shown to each child. We would have no hesitation in recommending Pixie Lane & Marie to other parents. My girls absolutely love going there it's honestly like home away from home & it's down to fantastic management & staff plus top of the range facilities. The garden is every child's dream . Thank you Pixie Lane Marian & Jamie Barry very happy parents :)"

Staff at Pixie Lane

All of our staff are highly trained and have years of experience looking after and educating young children

Marie Hannon
Owner/Montessori Teacher

I have a Bachelor of Business Honours degree, Fetac Level 6 & Major Award in Early Years Care and Education. A Diploma in Montessori Teaching and together with all other relevant qualifications. I have over 12 years experience in childcare; working with children from all ages and abilities. It has always been my dream to open my own childcare facility, as i have always found working with children to be enjoyable and rewarding.

Montessori Leader

My name is Aideen. I have degree in Early Childhood Care and Education. I also have a FETAC Level 5 in Understanding Special Needs. I have 8 years experience between working in crèches full time, as well as child minding in my local area. I am trained in Practical First Aid, Manual Handling and also have a full clean drivers license. Since graduating, I have worked as a Pre-school/Montessori teacher and After school leader and really enjoy working with children.

Pre Montessori Leader

My name is Sandra, I have completed my FETAC level 5 and 6 in Early Childhood care and Education with Additional Needs and I currently have 3 years experience in the childcare setting. I have also completed First Aid, Occupational First Aid, Child Protection, Fire Warden Training, Food Hygiene and Manual Handling. I have always loved working with children and I am so thankful that I get this opportunity to work with all of you.

Toddler Room Leader

My name is Marie, I have been working in the childcare sector since 2010. I have completed my FETAC level 6 in childcare. I really enjoy working in childcare as I find working with children both rewarding and enjoyable as everyday is different from the other. My hobbies include playing camogie for Craughwell, in which I have received many medals for both leagues and championships.

Wobbler Room Leader

My name is Stephanie, my Qualifications include a Bachelor of Business degree, FETAC level 5 in Childcare and Special Needs assisting, First Aid and Manual Handling, Fire warden and Fundamental Food Hygiene. Working with children was always a passion of mine. It is a very rewarding career to help children grow and learn as much as possible, whilst helping them reach their full potential.

Playgroup Leader

My name is Shauna. I have completed my Fetac Level 6 in childcare and I am currently completing my BA in Early childhood care and education. I have completed courses in First Aid, Children’s first and Food hygiene. I have 3 years experience working in the childcare sector and I am really enjoying working with children. It is fantastic to get the opportunity to work in Pixie Lane

How To Find Us

We are located in Athenry next to Topaz, across from Scoil Croi Naofa National School

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Contact us

Feel free to contact us at any time. Drop us a email and we can always call you back. Or call us now on (091) 875 419 and ask for Marie.

Unit 1&2 Caheroyan Road, Caheroyan Road, Athenry, Galway


At Pixie Lane all of our staff are highly trained, so if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us. Drop in and have a chat to a member of staff at your convenience.