Spirals – a parenting programme for parents of 0 -3 year olds

Spirals is coming to Greencastle Community Centre

Spirals is a group parenting programme for parents of children aged from 0 -3 which is run by the Lifestart Foundation. The programme provides an introduction to a range of interesting parenting issues and child development topics for parents and care givers. Play is an central theme of the programme with interactive play sessions every week. The delivery method is fun and interactive with lots of YouTube clips, discussions, practical demonstrations and tips on how to nurture babies and toddlers as they grow and learn.

Spirals will begin on Thursday 23rd November

from 10 – 12 in Greencastle Community Playschool at Greencastle Community Centre. You can contact the Centre on 074 9381054 or email them at info@greencastlecentre.ie to book a place on the Spirals programme.

Spirals will also be starting in Letterkenny in February 2018. Contact parenthubdonegal@gmail.com or 087 1736667 for details.


Good times for babies in the St Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre

BABY MASSAGE with Kiera – For babies aged 6 weeks to 6 months starting Wednesday 11th October 2017 at 9.30 am for 5 weeks. To book a place contact the Centre on 0749148551 ASAP as places are limited.

Parent, Baby and Toddler groups provide a stepping stone for children preparing to go to playgroup. These groups provide children with an environment in which they are able to play independently with other children, while still having the security of their parents close by. The Parent, Baby & Toddler Group starts back in St Johnston and Carrigans on Monday 11th September in the Old Playgroup. We look forward to seeing you.

For further information you can contact the St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre 074 9148551 or email stjohnstonresource@eircom.net

World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August 2017

Do you know that World Breastfeeding Week is just around the corner? Running from 1 – 7 August 2017 this week promotes and celebrates breastfeeding as being good for babies, good for women and good for the environment. The week is coordinated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action and you can find their website at  http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/

Breastfeeding.ie is a really good Irish site with plenty of advice, support and information for mums who are breastfeeding or thinking of breastfeeding. Check out their website here:- https://www.breastfeeding.ie/

Keep an eye on the Parent Hub website and Facebook for further information and articles about breastfeeding during World Breastfeeding Week. If you have any groups or events happening please let us know and we will publicise them for you. Just email us on parenthubdonegal@gmail.com

Parent and Toddler groups

Before we begin, let me point out that a Parent and Toddler group is open to parents, grandparents, carers, guardians and childminders and that the children can be new born, infants or toddlers! Having cleared that up, you might be interested to know that there are over forty P&T groups in Donegal and a few of them are open over the summer.

The Rathmullen Parent and Toddler group meets in the Resource Centre at the Coastguard Station on Thursdays from 10.30 – 12.30 through the summer. Contact 074 9158724

The Downstrands Parent and Toddler group meets in the Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney, Portnoo on Mondays through the summer from 10:30 – 12:30 Contact 074 9545879

If you are aware of other groups that are continuing to meet over the summer please let us know here at Parent Hub – just email parenthubdonegal@gmail.com and we will get those details up on the website and out on Facebook.

Most P&T groups operate during term time so in mid August we will be putting up details of all the groups around the County to help you find one near you.