National Síolta Aistear Initiative

The National Síolta Aistear Initiative is a new national training programme designed to support the coordinated roll-out of Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and Síolta: the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education.  Under this strand, the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) have developed 10 hours of workshops to support early years practitioners’ understanding […]

Baby Massage Course

Baby massage greatly enhances the early bonding relationship between parents and caregivers and their babies. By using gentle, tactile stimulation along with loving verbal communication, a wonderful bonding experience is shared along with many other benefits for the baby. Baby massage is offered in a five week course where parents can learn basic massage techniques […]

Dublin North West Area Partnership Social Inclusion Seminar

Better Finglas team members recently attended the Dublin North West Area Partnership’s Social Inclusion Seminar.  This seminar was held on 3rd February 2017 to launch the Social Inclusion Learning Forum for 2017.  The Seminar provided an opportunity to find out about the application process for the Social Inclusion Support Learning Forum. The Seminar also provided an […]

Preparing for Baby Workshops

Are you pregnant and living in Dublin 11? There are free workshops now running in your area through a community based midwife service. Our community midwife runs ‘Preparing for Baby’  workshops in the community every Monday afternoon in the Wellmount Health Centre, Wellmount Road, Finglas. Topics covered in the workshops include, Healthy Pregnancy Preparing for labour and birth Caring […]

High Scope Training

A group of 20 Early Years Practitioners have recently completed the full ‘Implementing the High Scope Approach’ training course which was delivered by Better Finglas as part of the Early Years Programme.  This year long course provided participants with the opportunity to explore the areas of the High Scope Curriculum and to introduce the curriculum […]

Speech and Language Supports

Better Finglas and the local Speech and Language therapy team based in Wellmount have been working together to ensure that every child receives the help and encouragement they need in terms of language learning.  Two speech and language therapists from the local health centre recently completed the Hanen ‘Learning Language and Loving It’ training.  This training provides […]

Steps to School featured on ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’

Better Finglas were delighted to have our Steps to School programme featured on the ‘Today with Sean O’Rourke’ show on RTE Radio One Thursday 1st September. The show’s reporter met with a local Finglas family to talk about how the Steps to School programme has supported their youngest member, Grace, in her move from preschool to primary school. […]