Home Visiting for Parents

Parenting is both joyful and a little scary! Often, parents need a little support to help them nurture their child. When you sign up to Preparing for Life, you sign up to having a dedicated Home Visitor listen to you, support you and guide you. Your Home Visitor will work in partnership with you in a friendly, non-judgemental way, with an overall aim of improving your child's readiness to go to school at age 5.

Why Join?

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

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

How Does it Work?

Parents who take part in our Home Visiting Programme receive:

  • A monthly visit from a Home Visitor, from pregnancy until the child starts school
  • Information on child development
  • Tips on how to encourage the child’s development
  • Positive parenting courses

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

Who Can Take Part?

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 through:

Listen to a Parent's Experience