Parent and Toddler Groups

A Parent and Toddler Group is an informal group within the local community, which provides an opportunity for young children and their parents/carers to meet. 

Parent and Toddler groups can be a great way of meeting other people with children the same age as yours in your area.

While these were traditionally aimed at mothers/fathers, they are now aimed at childminders, grandparents and other guardians.

Some are held in local community centres or church halls etc.

Who runs the group?

A voluntary committee of parents/carers is formed, and officers (members with responsibilities) are elected/appointed. This committee (with the support of all the other parents attending the group), oversee the smooth running of the group.

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Applications for Parent and Toddler Group Grant Initiative 2021 have now closed.

Details of Parent and Toddler Group Initiative Grants 2022 will be included here once details are released.

If you have questions in the meantime about setting up a Parent and Toddler groups, please contact us by phone 01 8733696 or email

Are you looking for a Parent & Toddler group in the Dublin City Area?

Dublin City Childcare Committee are currently updating our database of Parent and Toddler groups operating in the Dublin City Area.

To update your details contact 

Please see the list below of Parent and Toddler groups operating in your area. You can also contact the office for further details on (01) 8733696 or

Parent & Toddler groups in Dublin City:

Please see the list below of Parent and Toddler groups operating in your area. If you wish to be added to this list or to update your details please email

Baby, wobbler, toddler book clubs

Ballymun Library, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 11

Carebear World Parent and Toddler Group

8 St Mary's Road, Crumlin Road, Dublin 12

Caroline Cummins

01 4417182  /  01 4067799

Caterpillar Kidz Parent and Toddler Group

Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church, Adelaide Road, Dublin 2
Karen Mawhinney

085 1200671

Charleville Mall Toddler Group - ELI

Charleville Library North Strand, Dublin 1

Marion Byrne

01 4498635  /  086 4666466

Clongriffin Parent Baby/Toddler group

The Junction, Station Square, Clongriffin Dublin 13 (next to Clongriffin Dart Station).

Geraldine McHugh

Further info: Cuidiu Dublin North East Facebook page.

Dolphins Barn Library Carer and Toddler Group

Dolphins Barn Library, Dolphins Barn, Dublin 8

Library staff

01 4540681

Flanagan Fields parent & Toddler Group

Flanagan Fields Community Centre, Reuben Street, Dublin 8

Nina Harden

01 5615197

Hill Street Family Resource Centre Parent & Toddler

Hill Street Family Resource Centre, Hill Street, Dublin 1

Alison McCormack

01 8746810

Little Beras

Bera Hall, Connolly Ave, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Little Darlings Play Cafe

Santry Scouts Den, Lorcan Green, Dublin 9

Susan Moran

086 3931889

Marino Library Toddler Group

14 - 20 Marino Mart, Marino, Dublin 3

Simon Meade

01 8336297

Marks Lane Toddler group - ELI

Marks Lane Primary Care Centre, Dublin 1

Alex Nolan

086 2734530

Mount Merrion Parent/Carer Play Group

North Avenue, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin

Alex Nolan

086 2734530

Our Lady of the Wayside Parent & Toddler Group

Our Lady Of The Wayside N.S, Bluebell Rd, Dublin 12
Gwen Hanley 087 9167615

Playgroup Italiano

Italian Institute of Culture, 11 Lad Lane, Dublin 2

Cecile Ramondetta

087 6133158

Raheny Library Parent & Toddler Group

Raheny Library, Howth Road, Dublin 5

Denis O’Shea

01 8315521

Ringsend & Irishtown parent & toddler group

Ringsend Irishtown Community Centre, Thorncastle Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4

Donal Lehmann

086 4412686

Spanish P & T Group

Pearse Area Recreation Centre (PARC), Lower Erne Street, Dublin 2

Maria Valderas

086 6053849

St. Marks' Baby and Toddlers' Group

St. Marks' Church, 42A Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Lilibeth Azuaje

01 671 4276

Storytelling group - ELI

Pearse Street Library, Pearse Street, Dublin 1

Marion Byrne

01 4498635 / 086 4666466

The Ark P & T Group

Abundant Grace Christian Assembly, Regal House, 28 Fitzwilliam Street, Ringsend, Dublin 4

Sharon Perry

087 9588513