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

Carebear World Parent and Toddler Group

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

Caroline Cummins

01 4417182  /  01 4067799

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.

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 Darlings Play Cafe

Santry Scouts Den, Lorcan Green, Dublin 9

Susan Moran

086 3931889

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

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

The Ark P & T Group

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

Sharon Perry

087 9588513