Welcome Parents

In this section of the website, we aim to provide information about many aspects of your child’s health, well-being, learning, and development. You can click on any of the links below to access interesting articles and publications.

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n infographic and leaflet on Lunchboxes in the light of COVID, which are the result of a collaboration between NCN and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). Very shortly these resources will be available in Irish.

 Infographic - English                            Infographic - Irish

Time for Lunch infographic 2        Time for Lunch infographic Irisha


Leaflet side 1  Leaflet Side 2


 A new free E-Book from Barnardos

This book will give information to parents on what to look for in a quality
After-School Service. Click on the link to download it  

Barnardos Ebook

Here is a book for parents and practitioners to enable them to talk to young children about returning to their early years setting. We have included the posters that go with the book

Aoife Daithi


Poster 1      Poster 2 Wash your hands   


 Poster 3 Sneeze       Poster 5 Adult     

   Poster 4 Tissues     


Child Health & Safety            Aistear - Learning & Developing          

around pets                            through Play                                        


Children and Pets       Aistear for Parents                  

Aistear Play for Babies -                     Treasure Baskets for Babies
A Tip Sheet for Parents

      Aistear Learning through Play babies                      Treasure Baskets Babies


9 Things You Should Say To Your Kids Every Day

For Parents

Free Pre-school Year >>

Access & Inclusion Model >>

Partners in Learning: A Parent’s Guide to Partnership in Childcare >>

Early Childhood Care and Education Frameworks for Parents >>

Parenting >>

Child Development for Parents >>

Children's Care and Education for parents >>

Behaviour Management >>

Health and Safety for Parents  >>

For Dads >>

Parenting Blogs and News Articles >>

Here is a very interesting read  "Not without my Teddy" The companions of childhood, which includes some good tips for parents. Authors are Andrea Holler and Maya Gotz. Click on the image below to access the document

Not without my Teddy

Here is an interesting  Health & Well-being Plan published by Galway City Early Years regarding children Under 3

 Under 3s