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NEW PARENTS area. Support children's learning at home.

NEW - Parents Area
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Brookfield Special School, Craigavon - Stay & Play
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Establish a home lending library

Ballinascreen Early Years, Magherafelt
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Supporting parents to help learning at home

Templepatrick Nursery Unit
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Clustering together to explore ideas and share practice

Settings Cluster Group @ Dundonald EA

Welcome to Getting Ready to Learn

Supporting pre-school education providers.


The Getting Ready to Learn project seeks to support pre-school education providers with DE-funded places to encourage and develop parental involvement in children's early learning. It is focused on improving outcomes for children in pre-school by engaging and empowering parents to help them create and sustain positive home learning environments. Read more...

Our Story So Far...

Introduction to Getting Ready to Learn

Parent, Sunshine Community Playgroup...


Settings can apply for funding to support delivery of between one and four themes, which have been identified as particularly relevant to parents' of pre-school children:


Education Works in pre-school

Focuses on increasing parents understanding of the pre-school curriculum and the importance of play. Through this theme, setting will provide guidance to parents to support their child's learning at home.

Info Sheet


Happy Healthy Kids

Focuses on raising parents' awareness of the importance of physical activity. Through this theme, settings will provide guidance to help parents increase the amount of time children spend on physical exercise and encourage reduced screen time at home.

Info Sheet


Ages and Stages

Focuses on raising parents' awareness of developmental milestones for 3-4 year olds, helping them to recognize their child's achievements and next steps in learning. Through this theme, settings will provide guidance for parents to help them support the development of specific skills at home.

Info Sheet


Big Bedtime Read

Focuses on supporting parents to read regularly to their children at bedtime and on encouraging good bedtime routines. It also aims to increase parents' awareness of reading opportunities throughout a young child's day.

Info Sheet

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