Preparing For Life
Home Visiting Programme
We know that having a baby can be the most wonderful experience. However it brings a lot of change and can cause stress from time to time. Our mentors are there to support parents by providing them with easy to use information to help make the best decisions for their baby.
How does it work?
When you join one of our mentors will visit you every month with tip sheet information and activities based around child development and parenting.
Visits take place in your home or elsewhere in a place of comfort and convenience within the community.
Your mentor will work alongside you from pregnancy up to when your child starts school and will help you make the best decisions for you and your baby. Our mentors are friendly and non-judgemental and respectful of your role as a parent. You may be asked to take part in short confidential evaluation surveys. You can choose whether to take part or not.
What can I expect?
Your home visitor will bring along information about your child's development at the following stages: Pre-Birth, 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 1-2 yrs and 2-5 yrs.
The information will include: how to care for yourself during pregnancy and how to prepare for birth and labour. Bonding with your baby and setting up positive routines. Feeding and weaning and good sleep routines. As baby gets older we will cover playing and learning, language development and managing tantrums.
How do I apply for a course or get more info?
Please Call 01 211 6481 or