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Resources for Parents

 Supporting Families through Summer 2020

The Genesis Programme has published  Supporting Families through Summer 2020 a document  with lots of ideas including  12 pages of Low Cost & No Cost Summer Activities for families.

The Genesis Programme, through the Area Based Childhood (ABC) Programme and The Changing Lives
Initiative, is committed to delivering better outcomes for children and families living within the areas we
Supporting Families through Summer 2020 – Genesis Programme

Barnardos Publications

  • Quality Early Years Care and Education – What to look for in an Early Years Service

This booklet is written as a guide for parents and carers of young children to provide information that  can  support  you in making decisions  about the best care and education setting for your child outside the home. Barnardos-Choosing-Quality-Childcare

  • Your Young Child’s Behaviour

This booklet is for parents of young children up to the age of six. It aims to give you a better understanding of your child’s behaviour and what it is that your child is trying to communicate through their behaviour. Your Young Child Behaviour – English Version               Your Young Child Behaviour Irish Version

  • Outdoor Play Matters – The Benefits of Outdoor Play for Young Children.

This booklet is for parents of young children up to the age of six, although most of the information applies to children of all ages. It highlights the benefits of outdoor play and shows how playing outside supports your child’s development. Barnardos_Oudoor Play Matters

  • Cyber Bullying

The following is a link to resources on cyber bullying for children and teenagers. Cyberbullying_booklet


Leaflets for Parent on Toilet Training

AZ of Toilet Training

Bedwetting in Children

Tips for Toilet Training

Toilet Skills Check List

Toilet Training Guide Down Syndrome

Speech & Language

Leaflets for Care of Young Children

  • Breastfeeding- A comprehensive website on breastfeeding which also includes access to a breastfeeding expert to help. . Lots of users have had their questions answered so you can have a look at those or else send your question to our expert. https://www.breastfeeding.ie/
  • Caring for your Baby and Caring for your Child website and booklets aim to help you to care for yourself and your child during your child’s first five year   http://www.hse.ie/caringforyourbaby/
  • These publications contain valuable information to assist you in caring for yourself and your baby or your young child. They are usually given to new parents by the Public Health Nurse on the first visit after your baby is born. The booklets cover the three main phases of Baby’s early years Birth to 6 months, 6 months to 2 years and 2-5 years. Child Development for Parents
  •  Siolta/Aistear Guide for Childminders. Childminding Ireland Aistear and Siolta
  • Aistear Siolta parent presentation (birth to 3 years) Practice Guide

Parenting Websites

Parenting24seven, an online resource offering evidence based key messages on what works best for children and families at different stages of childhood and in different situations. . You can choose the section of messages most relevant to you below. Parenting24sevenParenting Courses.

St. Bridget’s Centre in Waterford deliver Parenting Courses please contact the centre for information on courses.  051 375261

Click here for updated information from Tusla website  on Parenting information, Family Community Support and Child Protection and Welfare

Parents may access further information and supports from the following organisations:

Citizens Information Centre (CIC), Waterford  Citizens Information Centre

HSE: Speech & Language Therapy Department    HSE Speech & Language Therapy Department

Central Remedial Clinic, Waterford  http://www.crc.ie/about_reg_map.shtml

Downs Syndrome National Association  http://downsyndrome.ie/

WASSA: Waterford Autism Sports and Social Action  http://www.wassa.ie/

Family Literacy through Waterford VEC (WWETB)  http://goo.gl/ZKuXIV

NALA: Help my Kid Learn   http://www.nala.ie/news/help-my-kid-learn

Waterford Library Service  http://www.waterfordcountylibrary.ie/librarynews/