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    • Adult-Child Relationships in School Age Childcare 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2022)
      Children learn and develop through their experiences, their environment and, most significantly, through their relationships with others. While the relationship a child has with their parents or primary caregivers is ...
    • After School + A Practice Guide for Providers 

      Holt, Stephanie; Pugh, Esther (Barnardos, 2004)
      Growing numbers of Irish children are spending their after school time in the care of people other than their parents. There are many different ways children and young people are cared for after school finishes in Ireland, ...
    • Building Little Libraries: Developing the Library Area in Early Learning and Care 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
      A child’s language development depends on them experiencing a rich environment of words, sounds, rhythm, and verbal and non-verbal interactions from the day they are born. Becoming literate – that is, learning about the ...
    • Can We Help? A Guide to Supporting Children and Families in Early Years Services 

      Lane, Fiona (Barnardos, 2012)
      Children grow and develop as part of an interconnected system of family and community relationships. If the family or community environment becomes a source of stress for children, it can impact on their development and ...
    • Children and Technology: a Tool for Child Development 

      Canavan Corr, Angela (Barnardos, 2006)
      In the year 2000 Barnardos’ team in Dun Laoghaire decided to introduce ICT (information and communications technology) technology into its direct work with children, following research into such developments in services ...
    • Community Involvement 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2017)
      You will often hear the Igbo and Yoruba Proverb ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ This phrase refers to the collective responsibility of the whole community in supporting children to grow and develop into active ...
    • Continuing Professional Development in Early Learning and Care 

      Barnardos; National Childhood Network (Barnardos, 2021)
      There are benefits to any kind of learning, whether this is learning a new skill, such as how to cook a new recipe or how to change a tyre, or theoretical learning that helps us develop in our professional role. Learning ...
    • Developing Policies, Procedures and Statements in Early Childhood Education and Care Services: A Practical Guide 

      Tusla Early Years Inspectorate (Tusla Early Years Inspectorate, 2018)
      In June 2018, Tusla’s Early Years Inspectorate (EYI) published its Quality and Regulatory Framework (QRF). This framework was developed in consultation with the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector, and ...
    • Environmentalism in School Age Childcare 

      Barnardos; National Childhood Network (Barnardos and National Childhood Network, 2022)
      This resource supports School Age Childcare services to develop children’s understanding and awareness of issues relating to environmentalism and sustainability. It also provides guidance on how to introduce a programme ...
    • Every Child Matters: Developing Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Early Childhood Services 

      Willoughby, Marie (Barnardos, 2004)
      All children are entitled to equality of access and to opportunities to enjoy and to learn within a stimulating and safe care environment. Children need to feel valued and to be protected from discrimination. Childcare ...
    • A Guide to Developing and Managing Personnel Practice in the Childcare Sector 

      Byrne, Mary (Barnardos, 2001)
      Hello, thank you for taking the time to use this Guide to Developing and Managing Personnel Practice in the Childcare Sector. Being an employer is not an easy task; apart from managing and developing your service, you are ...
    • Guidelines for the Protection of Children in Early Childhood Services 

      Barnardos; An Comchoiste Réamhscolaíochta Teo; NCRC; Childminding Ireland; IPPA; NCNA (Barnardos, 2000)
      In recent years, as a society, we have become more aware of the reality of child abuse and its impact on children. Consequently, there is a growing awareness of our shared responsibility to protect children and promote ...
    • Health and Safety in Childcare: A Guide for Centre-Based Services 

      Barnardos; Border Counties Childcare Network (Barnardos, 2006)
      Within a childcare service, the health, safety and welfare of children is of paramount importance. A combination of best practice, compliance with legislation and the development and implementation of policies and procedures ...
    • An Introduction to Schemas 

      McDermott, Michele (Barnardos, 2020)
      If you have ever wondered why a young child is rolling around on the floor or you have been irritated when a toddler is throwing things about or repeatedly banging or pulling something, you will be interested to learn about ...
    • The Key Person Approach: Positive Relationships with Children in the Early Years 

      McDermott, Michele (Barnardos, 2016)
      The care and education of young children in Ireland has changed in the last two decades, with many children spending more time in their early years being cared for by people other than their parents, whether this is by ...
    • Mindful Moments 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
      Mindful Moments: Breathing; Touch; Scent and Taste; Sound; Body.
    • Mindfulness in Early Learning and Care 

      Currid, Jean (Barnardos, 2020)
      We live in an age that recognises the importance of good mental health and openly discusses and promotes emotional well-being. It is also a time, however, when we, as a society, are feeling more anxious than previous ...
    • Once in a Lifetime: Early Childhood Care and Education for Children from Birth to Three 

      French, Geraldine; Murphy, Patricia (Barnardos, 2005)
      The crucial years from birth to three introduces what the research says about the importance of providing high quality stimulating caring and educational experiences for children from birth to three. It then discusses ...
    • Parental Involvement - A Handbook for Childcare Providers 

      Barnardos (Barnardos, 2006)
      This handbook is not about whether or not parents should be involved in their children’s education and development, that argument is long over. The majority of providers of childcare in Ireland recognise the need to establish ...
    • Personnel Practice in Early Years Services - A Guide 

      Byrne, Mary (Barnardos, 2002)
      Being an employer is not an easy task; apart from managing and developing your service, you are responsible for the children in your care on a day-to-day basis, working with their parents, and last but not least your ...