Preparing for Early Learning and Care

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Preparing for Early Learning and Care

Parent, Baby and Toddler Groups

These are informal groups run in the local community.   They are a place where you and your child can meet other parents and children.  Childminders, grandparents and other carers are welcome to join too.

Benefits for You

Joining a local Parent, Baby and Toddler group will give you a chance to meet other parents with children the same age as yours.  It is a chance for you to share tips, ideas and experiences.

Benefits for your child

Joining a Parent, Baby and Toddler group can also be a great way for your child to experience being part of a group of other children of the same age.  It is a chance for them to experience a similar environment to an early learning and care setting.  Having this experience can help them when they start attending an early learning and care setting.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) outline the benefits for both carer and child of joining a Parent Baby and Toddler group.

For more information, please visit:

Health Service Executive

Finding a group

Louth County Childcare Committee support Parent Baby and Toddler Groups in Co.Louth and offer a list of groups in the Co.Louth area.

For more information, please visit:

Louth County Childcare Committee 

Follow The Genesis Programme on Facebook  or visit the Flying Start calendar to find out more about groups available to parents.

Setting up your own group

Parents benefit from support networks, if you would you like to set up a Parent Baby and Toddler Group in your local area please visit the links below for further information on how to set up a new group and the supports available:

Tusla starting a new parent, baby and toddler group

Early Childhood Ireland