Hometrain is a Nationwide network of affordable, community based play-focussed social skills groups for children in Ireland. We have been training and promoting associated Group Leaders for more than 9 years.
As the founder of Hometrain, Claire has developed 3 Curriculums, the manual ‘Teaching Social Skills’, designed all related resources and personally trains all new Group Leaders.
Find details of your nearest Social Skills Group in alphabetical order by County here:
Can’t find a group? please check our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/specialistplayireland/
For families in South Roscommon please consider the group in Athlone. Groups can change from time to time, so please contact us if you are having difficulty getting in touch.
Willow Social Skills Group
Carlow Town, Location: St Joseph’s N.S, Carlow TownCurriculum:
Teaching Curriculum 1 or 2. For information regarding the Willow group in Carlow, please email Louise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cork: Douglas area
Bright Stars Social Skills Group. Age group 3-5 years
Location: Bright Beginnings Montessori, Douglas, Cork. Group Leader is Emer
Tel: 087 0569973
Dublin: There are various groups in Dublin.
Blossom Play Therapy run a variety of Social Skills Groups in Dublin and Dundalk. Contact Amanda: 087 297 9504 or email email@example.com Visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BlossomPlayTherapy/
Tallaght and Skerries ‘Social Steps’ Social Skills Group. The Group Leader is Aoife, contact her on 0879683465 The ‘Social Steps’ Facebook Page is: https://www.facebook.com/Social-Steps-1024167624283702/timeline/
“The Puffins”, is the group in Firhouse for 10-13 year olds. The venue is Firhouse Community Centre, Saturdays from 11am-1pm. For up-to-date details contact Dervla, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group name: Kidzcraft
Venue: Saplings School, Kill, Co. Kildare. Age group: 6-9 years. For information regarding the Kidzcraft group, please email Zarah at email@example.com. https://www.facebook.com/kidzcraftsocialskillsgroup/
Kildare North – Leixlip ‘Little Swallows’ Social Skills Groups. Anna is the Group Leader. Contact her by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org Venue is Leixlip Community Centre on Saturdays 10.30am-12.30pm for preschool age 3-5yrs. Feel free to contact Anna for older age group too, as she plans another group.
Group Name: A Special Day – Runs Saturdays 10-12 at The Mill, Celbridge, Co. Kildare. Niamh McClafferty is the Group Leader, facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/A-Special-Day-354567258405529/?ref=br_rs
Kells Social Skills Groups – Kells’ People’s Resource Centre – The Starlings 6-9’s and 10-13’s Monday’s 5-7pm Contact 046 9247161
Social Skills Group in Kells
‘The Little Wrens’ Age group: 3-5 year olds. On Saturdays with two sessions 10am-12noon and 12.30-14.30. Venue: Woodpole Montessori Preschool, 11 Gardenrath Close, Kells Co.Meath. For more information, please email Liz, the Group Leader: email@example.com or phone 0852418261
For families in South Roscommon please consider the group in Athlone.
Templemore Social Skills Groups
Venue: St Sheelans Childcare, Templemore, Thurles. For children aged 4-7
with autism spectrum disorders.
Basic attending skills, Classroom routines, Making Friends, Play Skills, Greetings, Sharing, Requesting, Language Development.
- For children aged 9-11
with autism spectrum disorders.
- Speaking in groups – confidence
- Making friends, exploring and understanding relationships
- Communication skills through role play and developing characters
- Understanding emotions
- Social Skills and creative, expressive language
Lir Social Skills Curriculum 1
3-5 years at 3pm Thursdays, 1st floor Heart & Soul, Austin Friars St. Mullingar
Lir Social Skills Curriculum 2
The Little Kangaroos
Social Skills Group for Children with Additional Needs. Venue: St. Mary’s Hall, Northgate Street, Athlone. For more information and booking contact Geraldine, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 085 168 3491 See our Facebook page!
Training is provided to Group Leaders who want to run their own social skills groups either in the community or at their place of work. Training is a 1-off payment, and includes everything you need to set up and run your own group, along with the manual.
Contact Claire for details of the next training day.