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Barnardos produces quality, accessible publications for professionals and anyone interested in or studying early childhood care and education and after school care.

Young children have particular needs for physical and emotional nurturing and care, and sensitive guidance, as well as time and space for social play, exploring and learning. This applies to young children both at home and in early childhood care and education services.

Barnardos resources and guidebooks aim to support the quality of care and education provided in early years and after school settings.

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Find out more about our latest publication Explore, Play and Learn through the Arts in Pre-school Settings.

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Recent Publications

Recent publications for early childhood educators cover topics such as:

Other Resources to Support Early Childhood Professionals

Barnardos journal, ChildLinks, published three times a year, looks at topics relating to children and families. Recent ChildLinks have examined issues such as empathy, the home learning environment, the professionalisation of early years and homelessness. Back issues of Childlinks are free to download on Barnardos' online shop.

You can also subscribe to the Learning and Development newsletter to receive Early Years eNews, which covers news and developments of interest to the early years sector, as well as notification of training events.

You can also read about our mentor supporting for early years settings.