Parents Plus: The Early Years Programme

A Practical & Positive Guide to Parenting Young Children Aged One to Six

Contact Details

Organisation: South West Kerry Family Resource Centre
Contact name(s): Nancy Holmes-Smith
Address: 18 Main Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry
Telephone: 066 9481000
Mobile: 087 9102261
Email: [email protected]

Programme Details

Target audience: First time parents, People who parent alone, Fathers, Foster parents, Blended families, Parents of children 1 to 6 years
Theme/subject matter: General Parenting, First Time Parenting, Behaviour Management, Special Needs, Evidence based success in working with children with issues such as ADD and ADHD
Method of delivery: Group work, One-to-one work
Programme aims: To maximise their children's learning, language and social development, as well as reduce behaviour problems, while ensuring their children grow up happy and emotionally secure. The programme is suitable both for children within the normal range of development as well as children with special needs such as ADHD, speech and language and other development problems.
Resources used: Programme developed by John Sharry, Grainne Hampson & Mary Fanning. SWKFRC hold the manual, DVDs and other resources needed to provide the course.

About the Facilitator

Name: Nancy Holmes-Smith
Qualifications: Parents Plus Facilitator Training completed with John Sharry
Experience: 4 years delivering courses and dealing with many family issues through her role in the Family Resource Centre.

Location & Duration of the Programme

County Kerry
Local venue:  
Other details about the location of the programme: South West Kerry
Number of sessions: 6 - 8 sessions
Frequency of sessions: Weekly
No. of hours per session: 2 hrs
When is the programme held? Depends on the needs of the participants
Is childcare available? No

Booking the Programme

How do I book a place on the programme? Referred by professional, Childcare facilities or Baby and Toddler Groups may apply to the FRC.
Total cost incl. materials: Maximum €20 per course per person. Sometimes we succeed in getting funding to reduce or alleviate costs.