Moving Upwards & Onwards

Contact Details

Contact name(s): Pauline Baston
Address: 3 Aylesbury Crescent, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Telephone: 021 4871713
Mobile: 086 8519964

Programme Details

Target audience: Parents in general, Parents of children 6-12, First time parents, Fathers, Whoever is interested - pre-teen upwards. This course concentrated on the transition between primary and secondary school - a time of great change for the student, the parent and the family.
Theme/subject matter: General Parenting, First Time Parenting, Behaviour Management, Sex Education, Chapters include topis such as family communcation, approaches/attirude towards learning, self-esteem and exam years.
Method of delivery: Group work, One-to-one work, Can meet any needs of parents.
Programme aims: Prepare the pre-teen/parent for move from more intimate setting to larger groups, more subject choices, more challenges, holding onto yourself when everything around you is changing/moving.
Resources used: Slideshow presentation, handouts derived from lectures and training at UCC.

About the Facilitator

Name: Pauline Baston
Qualifications: H.Dip. in Relationship Studies (UCC), Dip. Parent Mentoring (UCC) and Montessori Dip. in Education (London Mont. Centre).
Experience: 25 years experience working with children and parents through my playschool Aylesbury Preschool Playgroup. I have facilitated this course at Westgate Foundation and Ballincollig Community School as part of Adult Education. I have given talks to parents at primary and secondary schools, Ballincollig. I meet parents on a one-to-one basis. I am a registered tutor with Cork Education & Training Board, formerly VEC. I am a fully accredited member of IARM - Irish Association of Relationship Mentors.

Location & Duration of the Programme

County Cork
Local venue: Westgate Foundation, Ballincollig or wherever classes are formed.
Other details about the location of the programme:  
Number of sessions: 8
Frequency of sessions: Weekly
No. of hours per session: 2 hours
When is the programme held? Evenings, At weekends, Depends on the needs of the participants
Is childcare available? No

Booking the Programme

How do I book a place on the programme? Self Referral, Referred by professional
Total cost incl. materials: €80