ItemTalking to Children About War (2023)(Barnardos, 2023) BarnardosOnce again news of conflict across the world is dominating headlines, social media platforms and conversations across the country. Many children are likely to have been exposed to information about violence. Children do not always talk about what is worrying them but they may be trying to make sense of this information by themselves and, in the absence of factual information, imagining situations to be far worse than they are. Every child is different and while some might be scared, others may not be worried at all. ItemTeam Wellbeing in Early Learning and Care(Barnardos, No date) BarnardosStaff working in early learning and care love working with children and families, but it can be emotionally demanding and stressful. Even the most skilled and experienced educators, as well as other staff such as drivers and cooks, can find their role challenging. To avoid staff members feeling overwhelmed, to buffer any stress they might be feeling and to build their resilience, it is important that early learning and care settings engage in team wellbeing. This means creating lasting strategies to help prevent burnout and finding ways to resource and replenish the whole team. ItemTalking to Children About War(Barnardos, 2022) BarnardosWith news of the war in Ukraine dominating headlines, social media platforms and conversations across the country, many children in early learning and care and school age childcare settings will have been exposed to information about the conflict. ItemMaintaining Relationships with Children and Families(Barnardos, 2021) BarnardosDuring these difficult and scary times, we all have worries about our families, our friends and ourselves. Some of you might also be thinking about the children and families who avail of your services. As an early years educator, you have a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be a valuable asset for parents and children over the coming weeks. With this in mind, we have come up with a few suggestions to help keep a sense of connectedness through text, phone, email or social media.