Useful Information for Parents
Cavan County Childcare Committee have numerous articles on parenting issues/concerns such as play, safe sleep, bed wetting, internet safety, behaviour management etc.…
We also have links to other websites which are useful to you and cover topics such as car safety, healthy eating etc..
Parenting Support Having difficulty parenting! Have tried all the parenting advice and information and not getting anywhere and just need some support. Cavan County Childcare Committee has a leaflet on managing challenging behaviour which will give you a few tips and hints on how to manage their behaviour.
Cavan County Childcare Committee supports NALA’s campaign, Help My Kid Learn is an interactive resource for parents and guardians, with practical ideas for activities that support speaking, reading, writing and maths skills. This website was developed as part of the Department of Education’s National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young people (2011).
Parents Supporting Children’s Development Through Play
Play should have meaning and purpose for the child (as well as being enjoyable) and help them to make sense of their world. It is essential for children to be given freedom of choice but the value of this depends on the choices available and adults’ support and potential for developing play opportunities. Adults should be on hand to create opportunities to enable children to extend their play and encourage them in their learning experiences. Please click the link to find out more information Parents Supporting Children’s Development Through Play
Preparing your Child for School
This section helps parents to understand how to prepare your child for school. Please click the link for more information Preparing Your Child for School
This leaflet gives a best practice guide for Childcare providers on safe sleeping for children in their services, it is also useful for parents. Please click the link for a leaflet on Safe Sleep
Children today are growing up with many technologies that were not around in their parent’s time, the mobile phone, games console and the internet. Find out the facts and figures and what you need to do as a parent. Please click the link to find out more information Child Safety on the Internet
Dr Nick Van Der Spek wrote an article on bedwetting for Cavan County Childcare Committee, find out more here.
Some links which you may find useful
- Road Safety Authority provides information on your child’s safety on the road and will help you to understand the new law and give your child the best protection possible
- Little Steps has information on health promotion Health Promotion This websites give you tips on how to pack a healthy lunch, gives you healthy meal suggestions and recipes and supports you to get active
- Meningitis Research Foundation will give you all the necessary information you may require about meningitis
- Bord Bia has information and advice for babies, toddlers and women all things nutrition including the first foods for you baby and iron nutrition for young children and pregnant women
- Consumer Help has information on toy safety and how to buy safe products
- The National Safety Council saves lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the roads, through leadership, research, education and advocacy. It has lots information including how to baby proof your home
- NDA is the lead state agency on disability issues and universal design, providing independent expert advice to the Government on policy and practice.
- S.I.D.A. offers support to families bereaved by the sudden unexpected and often unexplained death of an infant or young child and to others affected by it. The Association offers information on Sudden Infant Death to families, professionals, the media and the public, and promotes research into the causes and prevention of Sudden Infant Death.
- Enable Ireland provides free services to over 3,500 children and adults with disabilities and their families from 15 locations and in local communities countrywide. Covering childhood to adulthood our expert teams work with the individual and their family on a plan for each life stage. Our services for children and their families cover all aspects of a child’s physical, educational, and social development from early infancy through adolescence. For adults we offer a range of services covering personal development, independent living, supported employment, social and leisure activities. The demand for our services continues to increase throughout Ireland. We have set ourselves the challenging goal of meeting these needs by providing a full range of high quality services, and expanding into local communities. Cavan Branch, Enable Ireland Cavan, Phone: 049 9326990, Fax: 049 4326991, eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Roller Coaster.ie provides help and information on the ups and downs of pregnancy and parenting
Better Pre-School Access for Children with Disabilities
In June 2016 Minister Zappone launched a new Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) to give children with disabilities better access to pre-school. A range of initiatives are being made available as part of the model:
Inclusion Charter. Pre-school services are invited to sign up to this Charter by producing their own Inclusion Policy.
Up to 900 specially trained Inclusion Coordinators in ECCE settings by September 2017.
Advice and support from the Early Years Specialist Service (Access & Inclusion) can be accessed at (01) 5117222.
Specialised equipment, appliances or a grant towards minor alterations. Service providers, in partnership with parents/guardians, must complete an application form.
Therapy services or additional capitation to fund extra support. Service providers, in partnership with parents/guardians, must complete an application form.
Full details on AIM are available at www.preschoolaccess.ie