Parental Support in Early Years

Parental Support in Early Years

Parental engagement is central to CDI’s work and we recognise the fundamental role parents play in children’s lives and development. 

CDI supports eight early years’ services in Tallaght through the provision of dedicated  Parent/Carer  Facilitators  (PCF) in the Early Learning and Care Service.  The role of the Parent Care Facilitator is to work with the parents of the children in the service by identifying needs, offering support to address any issues and promote the achievement of children’s developmental milestones.

The PCF role has been demonstrated to reduce parental stress, improve relationships between parents and their children and support a positive home learning environment.

Evaluation Report and Policy Brief


Celine Moran: Parenting Specialist

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Celine joined CDI in January 2019 as a Parenting Specialist supporting CDI’s work with early years’ services working with children and families. Celine has over 20 years experience managing projects and programmes within the healthcare sector collaborating with both health care professionals and families.  Celine holds a Bachelor of Business Studies Degree from DCU.  Celine is also a qualified and experienced counsellor / psychotherapist and group facilitator with a BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy.


Elaine Fagan: Parenting Specialist (On Maternity Leave from January 2019)

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Elaine is responsible for supporting CDI’s work with early years’ services, primary care and specialist services working with children, parents and families. With over 13 years’ experience supporting children & families presenting with complex needs and is passionate about early intervention. Elaine holds a degree in Early Childhood Care and Education and is an Accredited Play Therapist.

Elaine has worked in a variety of settings including primary schools, early years’ services in both Ireland and Australia, voluntary organisations, primary schools, community centres and in private practice.