“Out of the range of good quality parenting programmes available, the Lifestart programme is highly cost effective and for a structured evidence-based programme, is sufficiently flexible at the point of delivery to allow for adaptation in response to need”
Prof. E. Melhuish (2015)
The Lifestart Foundation is an all-Ireland charitable body offering a high quality, evidence-based programme for parents of children from birth up to age five years. Our core programme – the Growing Child – is delivered within the family home on a monthly basis. The programme has been proven to help parents be less stressed; strengthen the relationship between parent and child; and support parents in their understanding of how a young child develops and learns. We work with parents so they can support their child to grow and develop in areas of speech and language, problem solving, better self-esteem, and of course, in preparing the child for their later successes in school.