Home Visiting - Information for Families

Our family mentors work alongside parents from pregnancy to when the child starts school.

We visit families in their homes and give information on child development and parenting, with the aim of improving school readiness.

To hear a parent's experience of Home Visiting, listen here:

To hear more about Home Visiting from a Home Visiting Mentor, listen here:

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Parents who take part in our Home Visiting Programme receive:

  • A monthly visit from a family mentor, from pregnancy until the child starts school
  • Information on child development
  • Tips on how to encourage the child’s development
  • Triple P parenting courses

For children:

Pregnancy and the first few years of a child’s life are a very important time when children grow and develop. The right supports for children today will help them in the future:

  • to grow up healthy and happy
  • to make friends
  • to develop good relationships
  • to do well in school

For parents:

Our home visiting programme helps parents to:

  • have more confidence in parenting
  • have more positive relationships with children
  • build their knowledge and skills
  • enjoy being a parent

Anyone who is expecting a child (it doesn’t have to be a first child) living in our target area in Dublin 5 and 17:

  • Belcamp
  • Belmayne
  • Bonnybrook: Adare, Bunratty, Ferrycarrig, Glin, Greencastle
  • Clongriffin
  • Darndale
  • Edenmore
  • Glin
  • Killbarrack
  • Kilmore West: Ballyshannon, Castletimon, Cromcastle, Dundaniel, Kilbarron, Trim Road
  • Moatview
  • Priorswood

Preparing for Life's Home Visiting programme is also available in

To find out more, please contact:


Linda Pickett

Outreach and Recruitment Officer

01 877 1509


Sue Cullen, Coordinator,

Home Visiting Team

01-877 1589


Or visit our Join the Programme Page