Nurturing and Parenting Services
Our services in Cork Street in Dublin and Donabate have purpose built high quality Nurturing Centres registered with the HSE, while Tallaght and Cork have specific playrooms that enable Sophia qualified and experienced staff work with the children who live in Sophia, children from the local community and children who are referred to us from other agencies.
Sophia is currently working with 120 children aged from birth – 17 years. Sophia provide a range of child centred services which include preschool, out of school, homework groups, supported access visits, individual and family play sessions.
All projects work directly with the children and families and where we have no purpose built childcare facility Sophia staff link the families into local childcare services in the best interest of the child.
Our qualified social care and childcare staff promote the welfare and protection of children and the concept of the good enough parent, including parenting benchmarking in care plans. We actively encourage and support children and parents to engage with evidence based parenting programmes including the Parenting Plus, Strengthening Families and the Incredible Years Programmes
By providing this support we are able to help the parents and children develop a positive routine of daily living instead of the chaos of homelessness.