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Support for Early Learning and Care Settings during Covid-19 Crisis

How We Are Working

Barnardos is committed to supporting the early learning and care sector during the Covid-19 crisis 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.

Join our Facebook group for early childhood educators.  Click Here

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 during the Covid-19 crisis.

Click Here for Teams Working Together (PDF File)

Click Here for Supporting Families (PDF File)

Click Here for Supporting Children emotional well-being (PDF File)

Click Here for Renewing Teamwork on the return to early learning and care (PDF File)

Click Here for Promoting Wellbeing in Your Team (PDF File)

Click Here for supporting Children Facing Adversity During Covid 19   (PDF File)

Support For Parents

We have created a useful PDF on guidance for parents on supporting your children’s return to early learning and child care.

Click Here To Download The Guide (PDF File)



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


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

   Click Here for e-learning courses

   Click Here for Webinars


Our library and information service continues to support professionals throughout this time. Please contact [email protected] with information queries.

Click Here for Library and information services 


Regional Development Work

We have a team of Regional Development Workers who provide Síolta and Aistear mentoring to support early years 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.


Please also see other supports we offer for parents during Covid 19 

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