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