Barnardos – Information on childcare, anti-bullying and a booklet on your child’s numeracy development.
Help my kid learn – Ideas for learning, which can be tailored to suit the age of your child.
Department of Education and Skills – Government website which includes a section for parents, as well as school-related guidelines, circulars and inspection reports.
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) – Information on learning outcomes for each class level and supplementary videos and tip sheets to help your child’s learning at home.
Starfall – Phonics practise exercises, including the sound that each letter makes in the English alphabet.
Cula4 – Cláracha agus cluichí a thacóidh le scileanna teanga sa Ghaeilge. Mura bhfuil tú muiníneach leis an nGaeilge, gliogáil ar ‘English’ chun an suíomh a aistriú.
Programmes and games that will support language skills in Irish. If you’re not confident at reading Irish, click on the ‘English’ button to translate the site.
Scoilnet – Portal that contains many links to educational sites, updated regularly.
Nationalgeographic Kids – Information on different countries, animals, science, and much more.
Woodlands Junior School – An amazing array of activities in all subject areas, including online games to practise skills in maths and English.
ISPCC – Ireland’s oldest and most well-known children’s charity (Irish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children).
National Parents Council Primary – Information for parents on your child’s learning and development in primary school and how you can become involved by setting-up and taking-partin your school’s Parents’ Association.
Green Schools Ireland – An international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment.
Rainbows Ireland – Support for children and young people who have been affected by the death of a close family member or whose family has changed because their parents have separated or divorced.
Stay Safe – A primary-school programme which aims to reduce vulnerability to child abuse and bullying through the provision of a personal safety education programme for children at primary school level, continuing professional.