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Parent Programmes


Home Visiting (Parent Support)

Our family workers are available to provide home visiting support for families with children aged 1 – 3 in their home environment. Home visits are tailored to meet the needs of each family and  can include; child development, routines, emotional support, play, parent child engagement, money management, parenting support, healthy eating and toddler nutrition.

Incredible Toddlers

A 12 week programme which helps parents to understand and encourage their toddlers physical, social, emotional and language development. This programme provides support to parents to help their toddler accomplish three developmental milestones; secure attachment and bonding with parents, development of language, social and emotional expression and for their toddler to develop a sense of self as a unique individual. (Creche places available – booking essential).

This is a 5 week parenting programme for parents or carers of children aged 3 onwards. It is designed to strengthen children's school readiness. The first part of the programme focuses on strengthening children's social, emotional and cognitive skills while the second part of the programme encourages social, emotional, academic and problem solving skills through interactive reading.

Cook It

Cook-It is a programme running for 2 hours for 6 weeks. If you would like to improve your confidence in the kitchen, learn new skills and cook healthy, fast food on a budge, come and join us in creating fun, healthy and easy recipes for you and your family. Mums and Dads both welcome (crèche places available – booking essential)

Parent Drop in Group

Our drop in parent group runs weekly alongside our stay and play sessions. This group gives parents the opportunity to meet other parents each week. One of our family workers is available at each setting to chat with parents, provide guidance and support if required. We also organise regular talks on areas which interest the group. Previous talks have included dental health, healthy eating and home safety.

Walkers and Talkers

We run two walking groups for Parents and two for Parents and children. You will receive a step counter to see how far you have walked. You will also get to meet other families in the area and have fun while doing some light exercise. 



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