Barnardos produces quality, accessible publications for professionals and anyone interested in or studying early childhood care and education and school age childcare.
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 school age settings.
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Recent publications for early childhood educators cover topics such as:
- Trauma Awareness
- Environmentalism in SAC
- Adult-child Relationships in SAC
- Sharing Development Concerns with Parents
- Support and Supervision in Early Learning and Care
- Technology and social media use
- Arts in pre-school
- Child protection
- Equality and diversity
- Reflective practice
- The key person approach
- Community involvement
- Policy development
- Early literacy and numeracy
- Early language development
- Learning and development of babies
- Working in partnership with parents
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 children’s participation, trauma, nature based preschools and the home learning environments. Childlinks is 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.