ABC 0-5 Community Parent Support Programme

The ABC 0-5 Parent Support Programme, now in its seventh year, was developed and piloted in collaboration with local parents and professionals. It has a dual purpose of supporting positive parent-child learning interactions as well as linking parents to the other parents and local supports.   All the sessions are based on best practice: Aistear, The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (NCCA 2000), Síolta the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education (CECDE 2006), Aistear Síolta Practice Guide (2015), Parents Together Community Course (Parents Plus & NCI 2008) and ParentChild+ Programme.    

Using carefully selected educational resources, the Community Support Programme give parents the opportunity to: 

  • Play with their babies/toddlers (zero to five years old) in a stimulating environment,
  • Learn more about developing their children’s learning through play,
  • Meet and learn from other parents of young children
  • Find out information about other supports and services in the area.

Groups are held across the year and include Storytelling, Song-time, Fitness for Mams, Read, Rattle and Roll, Baby Yoga, Weaning workshop, and Baby Massage courses.

The following groups are running this term:

  • Fitness for Mams: every Monday & Thursday at 11 am (approx. 40 mins) returns mid-Sept.
  • Storytelling: Tuesdays at 10.30 am (no break for Summer)
  • Song time ‘Sing & Smile’: Wednesday at 10.30 am returns mid-Sept.
  • Baby Yoga classes and Baby ‘Read, Rattle & Roll’ 6-week group returning end of September (date TBC)
  • Baby Massage courses: contact Ali if you are interested

Times are subject to change, so please our Facebook page for an up-to-date schedule.

For more information, to sign-up and receive the links to online groups, please contact Coordinators Marie Boyne or Jackie Glynn

Phone: (086) 607 8654


Phone:  (086) 4666421

Alison Pidgeon (currently on leave)