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A parent to parent voluntary support charity

   Parent Support Training

Becoming a Cuidiú Parent Supporter offers you an opportunity to become part of a 400 strong community of Cuidiú volunteers who have been helping parents throughout Ireland and beyond for 40 years.  You will learn how to actively listen, communicate effectively and much more.  The basic Parent Support Training is all about listening and counselling skills.  
To introduce new Parent Supporters to the Cuidiú Community, we run one Basic Training Course annually, courses take place online over four separate Saturdays throughout the year (from 09:30-16:30).  For our existing Parent Supporters, we will run several online upskilling / debriefing / advanced training days each year.  

Basic Parent Supporter Training Course

The course will provide Cuidiú Volunteers a basic understanding of how to provide support to parents & carers and covers topics such as Active Listening, Communication Skills, Learning Styles, Understanding ‘Normal’ Baby Development and how to organise a Cuidiú Support Group.
The Basic course costs €300 to attend - the first €50 is to be paid by the individual, with the remainder being covered by Branch funds.  Any Branches who do not have funds to cover costs are welcome to conact us on and we will be happy to work together on a plan to raise the necessary funds. 
In the event that any trained Parent Supporters feel they would like to revisit their Basic Training, we are holding a minimum of five places on each course for our already trained Supporters FREE of charge. Where capacity allows, we will of course open up more free spaces if there is demand to do so. APPLY HERE.

Upcoming Course Dates - 2023

We have merged the two basic courses that we were planning to run in 2023 into one course.

  • Basic Training 2023 (open to all Cuidiú Members)  All training dates are on Saturdays from 09:30 to 16:30 - APPLY HERE.
    18 February / 20 May / 2 September / 4 November  (trainees will need to attend all dates)
  • Upskilling Courses 2023 (for Trained Parent Suporters only)
    Course 1 - 2 hr evening session in Q1 - date, time and content tbc
    Course 2 - 2 hr evening session in Q2 - date, time and content tbc
    Course 3 - 2 hr evening session in Q3 - 
    date, time and content tbc

To register your interest / find out more, please contact us on