Offaly County Childcare Committee -

 Áine Brummell - 086 866 4015, Sylvia Mooney - 085 178 3399, Frances Doyle - 085 228 4121, Siobhán Egan - 085 178 3397, Noeleen Brummell - 085 1393042

Introduction to Parent & Toddler Groups in Offaly

Offaly County Childcare Committee will support the development of a Parent and Toddler group in your area. The Support & Development Worker will meet with yourPT information pack
group and support you through the process of setting up, advertising the group, organising your committee, organising insurance, facilitating play sessions, developing a programme of activities and so on.

Parent and Toddler groups provide informal support to parents, grandparents and childminders as well as young families. They act as an important point of social contact for new parents and people who are new to an area. In addition, they provide a space where young children can play and have fun, make new friends and they make the transition from home into pre-school a little easier. Groups can organise guest speakers to address the parents on issues of interest to them such as nutrition, child development, speech therapy or arrange a meeting with the public health nurse and anything else the group decides would be of value.

Offaly County Childcare Committee (OCCC) also supports Parent & Toddler groups by providing a small grant on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Groups can also keep up-to-date with what is happening in the childcare sector through our website and facebook page.

Please see attached Parent & Toddler Information Pack for further information.


For further support, please contact the office on 057 9135878.





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