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Galliagh Nursery School, Galliagh, Derry

Getting Ready to Learn

Getting Ready to Learn

The Getting Ready to Learn (GRtL) programme seeks to support preschool education settings with DE-funded places to encourage and develop parental involvement in children's early learning to ensure maximum parental contribution at a crucial time in children's early brain development.

The project has been based on research and evidence of best practice in parental engagement.  All of the findings concluded that parents would benefit from knowing more about:

  •  how children develop, including attachment and brain development;
  •  the importance of parent-child relationships for the child's development and behaviour;
  •  the importance of childhood education and learning; and
  •  the importance of healthy lifestyles and diet.

Getting Ready to Learn focusses on raising parent's awareness of how they can support children's learning at home through-out the pre-school year.

This year, Galliagh Nursery School will participate in three key themes to support children’s learning.  These include:

  • Education Works in Pre-school
  • Big Bedtime Read
  • Happy Healthy Kids

The focus is on transforming 'how things are done'; making a real difference to the lives of young children.


Getting Ready to Learn

20th Mar 2024
As part of our theme 'Education Works in Preschool', we hosted a workshop for parents...