Early Years Professional Development & Publications

Early Years Mentoring

Development Workers' main role in Barnardos is to support and mentor early years services in developing and maintaining quality practice.

Early Years Mentoring


In addition to our public training events and tailored events, Barnardos is now offering online learning. With Barnardos eLearning, you can proceed at your own pace from a place of your choice. We currently offer a course in Introduction to Learning Environments in Early Years.

Online Modules

Developing Early Years Policies

Barnardos, in collaboration with Tusla, have produced guidance and policy samples/templates to support you, as an early years provider, to develop your own set of policies, procedures and statements to meet the requirements of the Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016.

Tusla - Early Years Policies