A Parent and Toddler Group is an informal group within the local community, which provides an opportunity for young children and their parents/carers to meet. 

Parent and Toddler groups can be a great way of meeting other people with children the same age as yours in your area.

While these were traditionally aimed at mothers/fathers, they are now aimed at childminders, grandparents and other guardians.

Some are held in local community centres or church halls etc.

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Who runs the group?

A voluntary committee of parents/carers is formed, and officers (members with responsibilities) are elected/appointed. This committee (with the support of all the other parents attending the group), oversee the smooth running of the group.

Applications for Parent and Toddler Group Grant Initiative 2022 are yet to be released. Details will be posted once available.

Are you looking for a Parent & Toddler group in the DLR Area?

Due to the Pandemic, we are aware that some of the Parent & Toddler Groups in the DLR area are currently not operating. Please check back regularly for updated group information as this page will be updated as soon as we are notified of groups reopening. 

Open at present:

DUNDRUM LIBRARY PARENT & TODDLER GROUP ‘THE BABY BOOK CLUB’

Opening from 14th March 2022

10:00 – 12;00pm 

Cost: Free  – no booking required

DALKEY LIBRARY PARENT & TODDLER GROUP

Opening Friday 4th March 2022 

10:30 – 11:30am

Cost: FREE but booking essential

Contact Information: dalkeylib@dlrcoco.e or telephone 01 2855277

Also Open:

FIRST FRIENDS is a FREE weekly parent & baby group (0-2years) to support parents to build positive healthy relationships with their children through play & other fun learning activities.

The PEEP Learning Together Programme is about valuing & building on what parents are already doing by encouraging parents to use ‘everyday’ opportunities at home to promote their child’s early education, learning & development through play, interactions & exploration. Based in either Ballyogan or Mounttown. Contact Karen Peakin 0860334635

please note that these are NOT a Drop In Service and require you to contact them in advance

160658 FIRST FR A5 INT_BALLYO

160658 FIRST FR A5 INT_MOUNTT

You can also contact the office for further details on 01 2896600 or info@dlrchildcare.ie

UPDATED 28 FEB 202