Parent & Toddler Group
PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP
South West Wexford’s Parent and Toddler Group runs every Tuesday morning from 10am to 12 noon. The group is for parents and their pre-school children, from birth to 4 years. We provide a safe environment for the little ones to play and socialise, while allowing the adults to chat and meet other parents from the area.
The children have a chance to engage with others and learn various skills. There is a variety of toys and equipment available, and creative and developmental play is facilitated. The cost of the session is €3, and new members are always welcome.
Development this Young Parents Group @ SWWCDG 2014
At the end of 2014, there are 10 members who attend on a regular basis. First Aid training took place on 20th May, seven parents attended this training. This training was delivered by Mary Barron of Silver Fern First Aid and Safety Training. This training was funded by income generated by the Parent and Toddler Group during the year. Parent comments in relation to this training said the training was very clear, useful and beneficial. They indicated that training in relation to allergies, choking, bumps/falls and knowing when to call for help was very helpful.
Parents indicated that future information on Parenting and Toddler nutrition would be beneficial to them.
Also in May, Parents from our Parent and Toddler group attended an information session in Play zone Wexford organisied by Wexford County Childcare which was facilitated by a Speech and Language Therapist and Community Dietician. At the end of May the Parent and Toddler group visited Secret Valley Farm. The Group finished up for the summer on 24th June.
In September 2014, Pat O Brien volunteered to run the Parent and Toddler Group every Tuesday. Roisin Assinder who was running the group before the summer holidays is now working in the childcare rooms. In October, Pat o Brien finished up volunteering with the parent and toddler group as she was successful in gaining employment. The group is now facilitated by Jacinta Cruise and Grace Browne.