Our Work

Ready, Steady, Grow (0-3 year olds, their parents, services that work with this age group)

Ready Steady Grow

The Ready Steady Grow youngballymun service strategy aims to maximise the social and emotional development of 0-3 year olds by supporting parents in fostering positive relationships with their infants. The strategy operates in partnership with health service practitioners and community organisations and delivers a series of services and programmes for parents and infants across a continuum of need from universally-available services to more targeted supports.

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Learning Years (children in creches and preschools and staff in these services)

The Learning Years youngballymun service strategy aims to improve the developmental and learning outcomes of children in early childhood care and education (ECCE) settings in Ballymun by increasing the quality of service provision through professional development of practitioners. Capacity building includes training, mentoring and coaching to facilitate the implementation of the SÁolta National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and the Aistear National Curriculum Framework using the evidence-based curriculum, High Scope.

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Incredible Years (parents of 3-10s, all primary school pupils, with particular focus in junior and senior infants, and primary level teachers)

The Incredible Years - youngballymun service strategy aims to improve Ballymun children's social and emotional wellbeing through the whole-school implementation of the Incredible Years training series. Social and emotional skills are critical to being a good student, citizen and worker. They provide the basis for healthy behaviours and educational attainment. Social and emotional skills also help prevent behavioural problems, substance misuse and mental illness.

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Write Minded (all parents, all pupils, teachers and other school staff, community workers)



Write Minded-youngballymun is an area-based literacy strategy that aims to improve the literacy outcomes of children in Ballymun. The strategy provides comprehensive, coordinated system-wide support for the implementation of the evidence-based Balanced Literacy Framework in school, family and community settings to promote literacy and educational wellbeing for children at a whole community scale.
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