ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 7(Barnardos, 2021) BarnardosIt has been another challenging year for everyone as the pandemic continues, and those working in early learning and care and school age childcare have continued to show tremendous dedication and commitment to the children and families they work with. In this last issue of Early Years eNews of this year we look ahead, bringing news of two eagerly anticipated reports outlining a new funding model and a new workforce plan for ELC and SAC, as well as information about other updates from the sector and a few things to watch out for in the new year. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 6(Barnardos, 2021) BarnardosIn this issue of Early Years eNews we bring updates from across the sector including a new website with information on Children First, next week's Festival of Learning and the evaluation of AIM. We also bring you news of recent publications from Barnardos including our latest issue of ChildLinks on Children's Participation, as well as information on upcoming training events and new library titles. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 5(2021) BarnardosWe would like to wish the best of luck to all children and educators starting and returning to early learning and care and school age childcare services this month, and to remind you that we have a range of free support resources for professionals and for parents including elearning courses and publications that may be helpful as you settle in. In this September issue of Early Years eNews we bring you updates from across the sector including details of other supports available from Barnardos. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 4(Barnardos, 2021) BarnardosIn this June issue of Early Years eNews of the year we bring you details of a number of launches and announcements from DCEDIY including the Annual Early Years Sector Profile report, the new AIM website, outdoor play grants as well as news of the consultation taking place around Aistear. There is also information about the latest issue of Barnardos journal ChildLinks looking at nature-based preschools, the Barnardos Back to School Survey and other updates from our training and library teams ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 3(Barnardos, 2021) BarnardosIn this third issue of Early Years eNews of the year we bring you details of Childhood Services Week 2021, which will take place from 24th to 29th May and focus on the Arts. We hope you will all get involved to celebrate children's creativity and artistic development. We also bring details of other updates including the launch of the Childminding Action Plan, a pathway to be developed over the next eight years that sets out steps towards regulation, support and subsidies, for all paid, non-relative childminders as well as other news from across the sector.