ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 5(Barnardos, 2014) BarnardosIn this issue of Childcare eNews we look at developments in the area of children’s rights, which include a new app from the Ombudsman for Children’s Office and the publication of a report by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. We also include information on the planned inspections on the quality of educational provision in Ireland’s early years settings and the latest reports from Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, on the current preschool inspections. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 4(Barnardos, 2014) BarnardosIn this issue of Childcare eNews we bring you details of a number of recently published reports including the Pobal Annual Early Years Sector Survey, Holistic Early Childhood Development Index Framework and NEYAI evaluation reports. There is also news of two recent appointments and other updates from the early years sector. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 3(Barnardos, 2014) BarnardosIn this issue of Childcare eNews we bring you details of two recent Barnardos events, the launch of our latest publication Spaces to Be Me and a conference on Parental Mental Health, which was opened by the Minister for State with responsibility for Mental Health, Kathleen Lynch, TD. There is also news of the latest developments in the early years sector including the follow-up programme to last year's Prime Time investigation Breach of Trust, the new Programmes Implementation Platform system and developments in Children First training. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 2(Barnardos, 2014) BarnardosIn this issue of Childcare eNews we bring you the welcome news that the Children First Bill 2014 has been published. This essential piece of legislation will ensure a more rigorous and consistent approach to child protection concerns. We also bring information on a new mental health initiative for young people, details of ‘Better Outcomes Brighter Futures: the National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014 – 2020’ and announcements regarding the childcare capital programme. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 1(Barnardos, 2014) BarnardosIn this issue of Childcare eNews, we bring you details of the launch of the new Child and Family Agency, Tusla. With its remit to unite education welfare and family support together with child protection and welfare services, we in Barnardos see the launch of the agency as a crucial step forward in cross-departmental liaison and interagency integration. We also highlight the comprehensive 'Final Report on the Development and Implementation of the Síolta Quality Assurance Programme' by the Early Years Education Policy Unit of the Department of Education and Skills and give news of updates on Pre-School Quality Improvements from Minister Frances Fitzgerald. In this issue there are also details of a number of other recent publications including the CAMHS Annual Report, a new information leaflet about cyberbullying from the Office of Internet Safety and the paper 'Early childhood education and care: Working conditions and training opportunities' from Eurofound.