ABC Start Right is an early intervention and prevention programme for parents and children from pre-birth to 6 years.

We work in partnership with families, Early Years services, primary schools, and statutory, voluntary and community organisations in Limerick city.

We deliver a suite of high quality, user-friendly and integrated services for children and families.

We are part of the national Area-Based Childhood (ABC) programme funded by Tusla.

ABC Start Right covers:  Limerick city centre, Northside, Southside, Knockalisheen Direct Provision Centre, family hubs and emergency accommodation sites in Limerick city.

Across all working areas, ABC Start Right facilitates key transitions for parents and children (home to crèche, crèche to preschool, preschool to primary school) by building networks between parents, EY services and schools.  It also disseminates positive, non-judgmental parenting messages by press, website, social media, audio-visual and printed materials.

Little Voices

Little Voices are a team of Speech and Language Therapists. We are part of ABC Start Right.

We work in community services, Early Years services, preschools, and Junior Infant classes. Our programmes support children to develop play, listening, communication, understanding and talking skills.

Get in touch with us on:

The Incredible Years (IY) Programme

Incredible Years (IY) Limerick is part of ABC Start Right.

IY is an international early intervention programme which aims to achieve long-term positive impacts on children’s behaviour.

There are three types of IY programmes:

  • For parents
  • For children
  • For teachers

Programmes are delivered in community centres, Early Years services and schools across Limerick, between September and June each year. 

Incredible Years is the website of Parenting Limerick, a network of organisations providing parenting and family support in Limerick.

ABC Start Right is a member of Parenting Limerick. We fund and manage the Loveparenting website.  

Contact ABC Start Right on: 061 419388


For more information, contact:

Maya Dafinova, ABC Start Right Programme Manager

T. 061 419388


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