Christmas With Your Child by Dolores

Christmas is a “wonderful time of year,” lots of hustle and bustle, family days out, meeting up with friends, more food & drink. Buying presents and thinking we will never have it all done and sometimes we let pressures take over and put excess strain on ourselves when we should spend the time enjoying the […]

A Look Back At Budget 2018 by Allan

Budget 2018 was announced on 10 October 2017 and the best way to describe it is “minimum change”. It wasn’t too long ago when we had the server budgets following the crash of 2008. As an economy, we are doing much better now on a range of fronts.  Gross Domestic Product is growing dramatically and […]

Pre-School Years

There are a number of schemes available to parents and the main scheme which is not means tested is the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme. This provides care and education for children of pre-school age. Children can participate in the ECCE scheme from 3 years of age and continue until they start primary […]

Potty Training

As you are aware most mainstream preschools won’t accept a child who isn’t potty trained. This can be extremely difficult if you have a child with additional needs. Let me talk about physical first, it may be normal for most boys to stand up when using the bathroom, however, it may not always work that […]

College Education Funds by Allan

It’s great to hear from families that their children with additional are able to secure a place in training centres and some have gone on to third level education. There are a number of means tested grants that students can apply for which lowers the cost of colleges and universities in Ireland. However, the most […]

Reflective Summer -by Dolores

Well, how was your summer? After speaking with a number of parents in the last few week, most parents have had a lovely summer, they spoke about holidays, summer camps and a bit of sunshine. A lot of parents also expressed how they felt it was great for their children to be going back to […]