‘Reflective Practice work within Let’s Grow Together’

Briefing April 2022 Let’s Grow Together are delighted to announce that Dr. Nicola O’ Sullivan has been appointed by the organisation to provide professional reflective practice opportunities for the Interdisciplinary team to support their direct work with families.   The work of Let’s Grow Together is informed by Infant Mental Health and the practice is … Read more

Schools Community Support Work post

Please note the change of the closing date for all applications to Monday 9th May at 12 midday (no late applications will be accepted). Those who have already applied for the position do not need to send another application at this stage. Applications to info@letsgrowtogether.ie Informal enquiries in advance of closing date to Katherine@letsgrowtogether.ie Shortlisting will apply. … Read more

Schools Community Support Worker

We are now seeking to recruit a part-time (25 hours per week) Schools Community Support Worker to join our team for an initial fixed-term contact to 31st December 2022 (this may be extended based on continued funding). For further details on the role and organisation please view the vacancies page.

Upcoming Incredible Years TCM training

In just two weeks’ time we will be delivering Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management (TCM) training, in partnership with our colleagues in Archways. As we emerge from the pandemic restrictions, the TCM programme offers an ideal opportunity for the school community to be supported with practical strategies to strengthen the teaching role and environment, as … Read more

Learning how Cork can become a UNICEF Child Friendly City

Learning how Cork can become a UNICEF Child Friendly City About this event What is a Child Friendly City? What have other cities done to create a child friendly city? What can we build on in Cork? Can we achieve a child friendly city for all children in Cork? If you are interested in learning … Read more

Tender for Reflective Practice Supervision

Following a period of organisational change and development we wish to invite suitably qualified individuals to tender for the provision of a comprehensive programme of reflective practice supervision for an initial period from March to December 2022 inclusive. The programme will provide a mixture of group and individual supervision to the interdisciplinary team who provide … Read more

Christmas Break

Let’s Grow Together will close from the 23rd December until the 4th January. We look forward to seeing you all in 2022.

Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists (IASLT) Biennial Conference

Grace and Sally presented a poster at the Irish Association of Speech & Language Therapists (IASLT) Biennial Conference “Celebrating our Profession: A Changing World of SLT” on 8th and 9th September 2021. The Conference took place online this year and provided a wonderful opportunity to connect with colleagues and to showcase our work in Let’s … Read more

Dolly Parton Imagination Library’s 1st Birthday

We celebrated the 1st birthday of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Cork on 23rd November 2021. We had several celebrations planned to mark the occasion, some of which had to be amended at the last minute due to the updated Covid restrictions. We hosted a site visit from Dr Marion Gillooly, Executive Director The Dollywood Foundation UK & Ireland, and Emma Reilly, Literacy Co-ordinator Childhood Development Initiative CLG. This was an important opportunity for Marion and Emma to meet with some of our local Cork interagency working group members to reflect on the 1st year of the programme in Cork and to plan for next year. Marion and Emma presented at our virtual celebration event. During this event we shared a montage of photographs and video clips of babies, toddlers, children, parents, caregivers, families, EY settings and schools enjoying their favourite books across the community! Thanks to everyone who sent in their fantastic photographs and video clips: https://www.facebook.com/letsgrowtogethercork/videos/1086488172121885/

We also shared a storytelling session by Kathleen Gildea, EY Mentor, reading her favourite book from the Imagination Library. We were delighted to have parents/caregivers, children, EY settings and schools tune into the virtual event on the day. We will have a link to the recording of this event available on the website very soon. There are over 1,000 children currently registered with the Imagination Library and receiving books in the post every month!