“Working with you to improve the Learning, Health & Wellbeing of your children”

ABC Start Right Limerick is an early intervention and prevention initiative focusing on the ante-natal to 6 years age-group in the city centre and north side of Limerick city. The programme aims to enhance child development and well-being, provide capacity-building supports to parents, and tackle educational disadvantage using evidence-informed approaches and interventions.

ABC Start Right works to develop better learning, health and well-being outcomes for children from birth to six years in the Northside and City Centre of Limerick City by working in partnership with families, early years practitioners and a range of statutory, voluntary and community services to deliver a continuum of high-quality, user-friendly and integrated services and supports to families in the area.

Key elements of the ABC Start Right programme include the following:ABC Start Right Logo

  • Supporting quality provision in community early years settings through on-site mentoring, developmental support and support for accredited training
  • Community Wraparound, which works in partnership with statutory, community and voluntary services to provide Age and Stage appropriate developmental checks, information and Parenting Support.
  • Little Voices Oral Language Programme provides support for early oral language development for child from 0-4 in partnership with early years services and schools.
  • Enhanced Supports for Children and Families. This element of the programme includes creative therapies, psychology supports, Homemaker Family Support Service (home-based early intervention and prevention parenting support) and the Positive Parenting Population Approach campaign.