Mahon Point Creche Cork

Drop-in-Creche at Mahon Point

Did you know that we have a drop-in-creche here at Mahon Point?

Ready Steady Play provides a safe and secure childcare service, emphasising on play and fun, while you are free to shop with peace of mind.

And they have a sensory corner!

They cater for children aged 2 to 10 years in a well-equipped playroom right here in the shopping centre.


Where is the drop in creche located?

Ready Steady Play creche is located on the lower mall, behind O’Briens. If you require any assistance in getting to Mahon point, please visit this page where you will find a breakdown of directions for various methods of transport, timetables for each bus route and our Google maps address.


The creche features a large open plan room, filled with state of the art play equipment. Your little one will have no problem is finding something fun to do; with a plethora of toys and activities suitable for both boys and girls available. The play area is bright with colourful walls all around, creating a safe, inclusive and playful environment for all.

The also have a fab new Sensory Corner.

Fully Qualified Staff

A team of fully-qualified childcare professionals will ensure your child has a fantastic experience at the Ready Steady Play. Each member of staff has been Garda Vetted and are registered members of Early Childhood Ireland (ECI). This ensures the team has undergone accredited training, aligned with industry standards and benefit from a range of ongoing support services.

National Childcare Scheme

Ready Steady Play now operates the National Childcare Scheme. Register at to get a CHICK NUMBER for your child. Choose Ready Steady Play Mahon Point as your preferred branch. Once you get your confirmation email from the NCS you can then start availing of hourly discounts with us.

What are the opening hours?

The creche is available seven days a week, including Bank Holidays and weekends. Please see below for the opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 10am to 4.30pm
  • Saturdays: 10am to 4.45pm
  • Sundays and BH Mondays: 12pm to 4.45pm

Drop-in creche in Cork

How much does it cost?

See below the price list (updated August 2023)


Number of Children 1 HOUR



 1 CHILD 14 21 26
 2 CHILDREN 28 42 51
 3 CHILDREN 42 63 74
 4 CHILDREN 56 84 98


  • You are entitled to €1.40 off per child, per hour, with Ready Steady Play – if you join the National Childcare Scheme.
  • They operate the National Childcare Scheme for children aged under six.
  • To avail of the NCS discounts with them you must first enroll with the NCS scheme and then give your “chick number” to our staff who will do the rest.
  • The NCS people will then email you a confirmation email and you must “confirm” this email before you can get any discount from us.
  • When you have “confirmed” this email you will then be able to avail of discounts with us.

Note, even if you are currently registered for the NCS scheme and use some of your hours elsewhere – you can still use the balance of your hours with Ready Steady Play.

How can I get in touch with the creche?

Contact the creche by phone, email or via the website. Please see below for details:

Telephone: 086 392 7534

Are there other children’s services at Mahon Point?

Yes! Mahon Point has a range of services and features for kids. These include:

  • Kiddie Kabz
  • Kidzone Play Area
  • Birthday Party Bookings

To find out more about these services, click here!


Keeping the Kids Happy, That’s The Point😉


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