National Parents Council Primary (NPC) has just launched a new Helpline for Ukrainian parents who have recently arrived in Ireland.

The Helpline will help parents with any questions they might have relating to their children’s education in Ireland, and we have a Helpline Officer who speaks Ukrainian and Russian.

This Helpline number is 01 8874473, or the helpline can be emailed at helpline@npc.ie and will be open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Please find attached and link below to the newly developed ‘Tusla short guide: For parents who are newly arrived in Ireland’

This short guide available in both English and Ukrainian was written to help parents who have recently arrived in Ireland. It provides information to help families navigate cultural differences, laws and ways of parenting, which may be different to their country of origin.

Included in the document is some practical guidance that we hope will help parents to navigate the early years of a child’s life while in Ireland, from pre-school childcare and the schooling system, right through to child supervision and family support services. This guide has been developed with input from families who have recently arrived in Ireland.

https://www.tusla.ie/ukraine-response/guide-for-parents-newly-arrived-in-ireland/

 

A Parents Guide is now available is English, Ukrainian and Russian (download below)

A Parent’s Guide To Childcare In Ireland (English)

A Parent’s Guide To Childcare In Ireland UKRAINIAN

A Parent’s Guide To Childcare In Ireland RUSSIAN

 

We have all witnessed the devastating impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine and the unfolding humanitarian crisis as more and more people are forced to flee their homes. We all want to do what we can to help those in need.

At both local and national government level in Ireland provisions are being made available to give Ukrainians fleeing the conflict a warm welcome. At local level City and County Childcare Committees are supporting Ukrainian children and families with access and participation to Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School-Age Childcare (SAC) services. We know that many ELC/SAC services have already welcomed children and families into their settings and many more will do so over the coming weeks and months. Every ELC and SAC setting is different and service providers will need to use their professional judgement in determining how best to welcome and support children and families from Ukraine while ensuring high quality practice to support children’s well-being, learning and development.

The well-being, health and safety of children, their families and those working in the sector is a priority. This web-page provides guidance and signposting for service providers on the supports and resources available to ELC and SAC services.

More resources will be added to this web-page over the coming weeks. You are therefore advised to check for updates.

This section contains a number of resources and supports to guide and assist providers, educators and practitioners in relation to their own well-being.

Below are a number of resources and supports to guide and assist educators and practitioners in relation to supporting children’s well-being, learning and development.

(Above information taken from First 5 website – April 2022)

Digital books in Ukrainian for children

Please find here link to the Global Digital Library which has a number of digital books in Ukrainian for children: https://digitallibrary.io/uk/reading/library-books/

 

Please see attached a leaflet from Library Services which outlines in Ukrainian what services they offer. LGMA – Ukraine Leaflet2pg


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