This study looks at the support needs of a parent in an Irish Community. The study looks at the policies and services that have been developed and implemented to help all types of parents. It tells how these policies affect the participant's lives and also how the services they provide are developed to help make the participants lives more comfortable. This study availed of the qualitative approach using recorded interviews. The findings in this study has shown that even thought huge developments have been made in the area of support services that people are still confused about services and that depending on where you live it can be hard to access your local services. The study also shows that peoples own parents play an important part in how they raise their own children and that they are a great influence and a great help to new parents. Findings also showed that the crèche is still the main childcare provider for parents who would like to return to work after the birth of their children.