Playroom at the HSE National Drug Treatment Centre
The ethos of the children’s playroom is to provide stimulation,
safe and supportive child centred setting for children who accompany
their parents/guardians to the clinic.
The staff facilitates the children to express
themselves in a happy structured environment.
Emphasis is placed on building children’s
self esteem by encouraging them and praising their efforts. The
playroom staff also offer a wide range of advice and support to
parents who may have childcare concerns.
In the playroom, we cater for children between
1 and 14 years. Types of play provided include Physical, Creative
and Imaginative. Other activities include structured play, story
time and language work activities based on particular themes.
The children’s playroom is designed
to motivate the children to develop and widen their individual mental
and social capabilities. The present service is here to help the
children have a better quality visit to the clinic and to establish,
maintain and encourage open and honest discussions between staff
and parents to ensure the needs of each child and the family are
fully met in the most practical manner possible.
For further information please Contact The HSE National Drug Treatment Centre