About the programme

The Area-Based Childhood 0-2.5 Years Programme aims to provide an integrated programme of intervention and support for children, their parents and families from pre-birth to two years of age.

The programme's main focus is a home visiting service to support and nurture the relationship with children, parents and families. The programme aims to improve children's overall development through the empowerment of parents and is designed to focus on nutrition, health care, and overall child development.

The role of the ABC 0-2.5  Years Home Visitor

On a weekly basis, for up to an hour, families will be visited in their homes by our trained Home Visitors. As the child becomes older this may move to once a month.  The Home Visitors work with the family to strengthen the parents’ skills and build self-esteem, to enable them to believe in their own capabilities and parenting skills. A weekly report is written by the Home Visitors to record the child’s development.


All Home Visitors are trained in early childhood education and the programme is free to all families within the Dublin Docklands and East Inner City.


Contact us:

If you would like further information or are interested in joining our ABC 0-2.5 Years Programme, please contact Coordinator Grace Flynn 

Email:  Grace.Flynn@ncirl.ie 

Tel: (086)4666429

ABC 0-2 Programme Senior Specialist Marion Byrne  Email:  marion.byrne@ncirl.ie

Tel: (086)4666466 

Dublin Inner City Assistant Director Catriona Flood Email: Catriona.Flood@ncirl.ie

Tel: (086) 0296894 

ABC Community Parent Support Programme ( 0-5 years)