One of only two community creches in the city centre is due to close, leaving 50 families in the lurch.
The Irish Examiner reports St Mary's Early Year's School on City Quay must shut to facilitate repair works.
The building is in bad condition and has defects including damp but staff have been told there's no planned re-opening date.
Efforts are underway to find an alternative location for the An Cosán learning centre.
However the building is provided via St Vincent de Paul and the Dublin diocese, so there's no guarantee the organisations will be able to afford the rent on a new space.
Community creches are not commercial and help parents in disadvantaged areas with their childcare.
It helps people who are on various back to work schemes.