ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 5(2016) BarnardosIn this issue of Childcare eNews we bring you updates from the early years sector including the most recent developments with the Early Years Forum and the Early Years Strategy. We also include an update on the Aistear Síolta Intiative which will provide central support and coordination of the two frameworks across the sector. There is also information on the publication of a number of new reports including the latest from the 'Growing Up in Ireland' study, looking at the effects of early childhood care and education on children's social and emotional development. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 4(Barnardos, 2016) BarnardosAs we await the upcoming Budget, there have been a number of significant developments in the early years sector over the last few months, in particular the formation of the Early Years Forum. This Forum will allow for consultation between the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and key representatives from the sector, which is greatly welcomed. Another key development is the establishment of a Childminding Collaborative Working Group which will focus on the future for Childminders in Ireland. This issue of Early Years eNews also has information about a number of reports recently launched. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 3(Barnardos, 2016) BarnardosThere have been a number of significant developments in the Early Years sector in the past few months and in this issue we bring you information about two of these: the new Child Care Act 1991 (Early Years Services) Regulations 2016 and the new Access and Inclusion Model (AIM). AIM offers seven levels of progressive support for early years services including new Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Years Care and Education. This issue of Early Years eNews also has information about Barnardos' submission to Government on Budget 2017 and we ask you to help us in our call to prioritise children ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 2(2016) BarnardosIn this issue of Early Years eNews we bring you details of the launch of our new publication for early years educators - Supporting Young Children's Behaviour Skills. There was a great turn out at the launch with Jenna Russell from Barnardos Brighter Future Centre sharing information, stories, guidance and tips on working with young children and behaviour. We also bring you information about the recently published report by Unicef which highlights the worrying inequality and deprivation experienced by many children in Ireland today. There is also information of the new national education programme on best practice for the inclusion of children with a disability in preschool and reform of the higher capitation payment. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 1(Barnardos, 2016) BarnardosAs we await the outcome of General Election 2016, Barnardos is asking politicians to make children their priority and calling for concrete action in five areas of a child’s life: first year of life, early years, education, health and housing. We are demanding change that will have an immediate and real impact on lives as part of a broader strategy to end societal inequality that unfairly affects children. In this issue of Early Years eNews we bring you details of a report outlining the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child's verdict on Ireland and the results are clear: we could do much better. There is also information about the report on Affordable and Quality Childcare from the Joint Committee on Health and Children and a new children's participation hub database.