Support for Early Learning and Care

About Us

Barnardos is committed to supporting early learning and care, school age childcare and childminders  through the provision of learning and development opportunities that support the enhancement of knowledge and skills and quality services to achieve positive outcomes for children and families.

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Information Newsletters

Sign up now to our Early Years e-newsletter which covers news and developments of interest to those working in early childhood education and care.

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Tipsheets for Educators

We have compiled some Tipsheets to support you with specific issues.ELC

Talking to children about war 

Going home checklist

Team Wellbeing in ELC

Supporting the Wellbeing of Children from Ukraine - Transitions into Early Learning and Care Settings

Supporting the Wellbeing of Children from Ukraine - The Early Learning and Care Environment

Supporting the Wellbeing of Children from Ukraine - The Healing Power of Being Outdoors

Barnardos Support Resource Ukraine An Timpeallacht Um Fhoghlaim Agus Chúram Na Luath Óige

Barnardos Support Resource Ukraine An Chumhacht Cneasaithe A Bheith Amuigh

Barnardos Support Resource Ukraine Ag Aistriú Go Suíomhanna Fhoghlaim Agus Cúram Na Luath Óige



We have a range of quality, accessible publications available on our online store (Click Here) for professionals and anyone interested in or studying early childhood care and education, and school age childcare.


We offer free e-learning courses and other online training events such as webinars to support you in your continuing professional development.

   Click Here for free e-learning courses

   Click Here for Webinars


Our library and information service supports those working in early learning and care, school age childcare and childminders. Please contact [email protected] or call 01-4549699 with information queries.

Click Here for Library and information services 


You can access the reading list for health and wellbeing here

Regional Development Work

We have a team of Regional Development Workers who provide Síolta and Aistear mentoring to support early learning and care services. If there is an area of practice you’d like to focus on during this time, we can provide information and resources and facilitate mentoring sessions in whatever way that suits you. We can assist in relation to a specific issue or for an extended period, depending on your requirement. To enquire further please contact [email protected] or call 086 4651696.