Family Groups and Support

 

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Registration For New Families

Come in to sign up for our groups and classes and meet the staff.


 

 

Understanding the Importance

of Play

These groups provide an ideal environment for parents to engage and play alongside your child. It is a time for you to meet with other parents and children, make friends and share your experiences. Group leaders are present to offer support and advice in relation to your child’s development and parenting concerns.

Contribution of €2.00 per family.

Tuesday 9.30 – 11.00 Babies aged 1 –  2 years
Wednesday 11.15 – 12.45 Children aged 0 – 3.5 years
 Friday 9.30 – 11.30 Children aged 2 – 3 years

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Children’s Activity Group

Afterschool activities with a focus on child development for preschool and primary school children aged 3.5 – 6 years. Activities include: play time with a wide variety of age appropriate toys, arts and crafts, stories and songs, music and movement, outdoor play, fun and games.

Contribution of €2.00 per family.

Monday 14.15 – 16.30 Children aged  4.5 – 6 years
Tuesday 14.15 – 16.30 Children aged  3.5 – 4.5 years


 

Preparing For Preschool

These sessions are designed to prepare your child for starting preschool. The aim of the programme is to support the gradual development of your child’s independence skills, their social interactions, their language and communication skills. Parents attend with their child from September to December. Parents are not required to stay with their child from January to June.

Children ages 2 years 3 months to 3 years 3 monthsContribution of €2.00 per family.

Wednesday 09.30 – 12.00  

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Supporting Access Visits

We offer a supportive and neutral environment for agreed child access visits for separated parents.

Agency referral only

 

Incredible Years

Parenting Programme

This course is for parents with children up to the age of 8 and is designed to help strengthen their parenting skills.  It covers a range of parenting topics including establishing routines and dealing with behavioral issues.

Over the course of the 12 weeks you will learn how to:

·        Build your child’s self-esteem
·        Build a positive relationship between you and your child
·        Avoid the criticism trap
·        Praise and encourage your child
·        Know the difference between bribes and rewards
·        Support your child socially, emotionally and academically
·        Teach your child about family responsibilities
·        Give more effective direction
·        Be consistent and follow through
·        Use Time-Out correctly

From 20th of February to 5th of June 2018

Pre-booking essential

Tuesday 9.45 – 12.00 €2.00 per person                       €5.00 with childcare

 

 

One on One Parenting Support

Parenting support is offered to families individually through joint parent and child work. The joint parent and child work focuses on enhancing the relationship through play activities in the Centre’s Family Support Room or in the home.

Agency referral only


 

 Registration Information

New families are always welcome to register for groups and classes by calling into the centre between Monday and Friday 9am to 5pm, or contacting us by phone or email (details below).


Enquiries and Registration for any of the Family Groups please contact Connie, Bernie or Alison
Phone: 01 874 6810
Email: childteamleader@hillstreetfrc.ie 

 


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