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The restrictions issued to curb the spread of Covid-19 have led to a lot of larger and smaller events being cancelled. It also means schools and college will now not open again until the autumn. Cancellations and confirmations of such, have been delivered in stages, meaning each few weeks we have received new information.
Young people in their final year of primary or secondary school or college have lost out on the opportunity to see their classmates again within those structures. Holidays, festivals, summer jobs, weddings, exams (!) have been taken off the cards, bringing disappointment in different ways. Dealing with these unmet expectations can be a challenge, that we all could do with a bit of guidance around.
The Department of Children and Youth Affairs has today launched an animated media clip to support children and their parents/guardian with returning to or starting crèche, pre-school and childminding settings.
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Due to Covid-19 the National Parents Council are unable to continue with the delivery of the parent programme supporting transitions from pre-school to primary school around the country as they had planned. However, they still feel that it is important to support parents to prepare themselves and their children for this transition so they have developed a short video with some of the key information from the programme which is available here.
There is no need to register just hit the play button below and if you have any questions please contact one of the helpline officers at email@example.com who will be happy to assist you.
You can access a range of advice and supports from the National Parents Council website