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18 October 2016 in ,

Barnardos launches new publication for early years educators

Barnardos has launched a new publication for early years educators – The Key Person Approach: Positive Relationships with Children in the Early Years. The free booklet was officially launched by Fergus Finlay, CEO, Barnardos in Barnardos early years service in Thurles, Co Tipperary, on October 17th. Those at the event were also celebrating the success of Barnardos Early Years Team in Thurles, wh...

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14 October 2016 in ,

How will Budget 2017 affect children?

One of the biggest headlines of Budget 2017 was the investment in subsidised childcare for all. While this has garnered much debate Barnardos is clear this is long overdue and a welcome move, which will provide relief for all families - especially those on low incomes. High quality, affordable childcare is a key way to help end child poverty. However overall Budget 2017 won't make much of a den...

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12 October 2016 in , ,

Budget 2017 – Education Announcements will have Negligible Impact on Education Disadvantage

An additional €37m funding for Tusla, the Child and Family Agency is welcomed and must be directed towards frontline services, said Barnardos today. However the children’s charity added that disappointingly, Budget 2017 decisions regarding education will do little to assist low income families struggling to meet school costs or tackle educational disadvantage....

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11 October 2016 in , ,

Strong focus on childcare in Budget 2017, but ending child poverty needs greater investment

Solid investment in sustainable childcare and some new housing solutions are welcome, but not enough to demonstrate the Government is truly committed to ending child poverty. Piecemeal popularist measures suggest the Government is trying too hard to please too many instead of showing strong leadership and making wise, long-term investments dedicated to support all children to achieve their potenti...

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11 October 2016 in , ,

Barnardos Choosing Childcare Information Talk

Barnardos Library and Information Service are holding a free information event on October 26th....

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