Recent Submissions

  • ChildLinks Issue 2: Children's Participation 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
    Earlier this year, the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Inclusion and Youth (DCEDIY) published the National Framework for Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making. The Framework, underpinned ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 1: Nature-based Preschools 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
    Spending time in natural outdoor environments offers many positive physiological and psychological benefits for us all, reducing stress and increasing our general feeling of well-being. For children, the opportunities for ...
  • Parenting Positively : Helping teenagers to cope with a parent's problem drug or alcohol use 

    Guiney, Elaine (Barnardos, 2015)
    This booklet is for parents of teenagers who are affected by a parent’s drug or alcohol use. If you are a parent who has a problem with alcohol or drugs, or if your partner has a problem, you may be concerned about how ...
  • ChildLinks Issue 1: Mixed Age Groups in Early Learning and Care 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2022)
    Throughout our lives we engage, interact and socialise with people of all ages, learning from and supporting those both older and younger than ourselves, and benefitting from their different experiences, understanding, ...
  • Learning About Mental Illness 

    Schizophrenia Ireland; Barnardos (Schizophrenia Ireland in association with Barnardos, 2004)
    This is a booklet to help you to understand more about what mental illness really is. It is specially designed for children whose parent, brother or sister are experiencing mental ill health
  • Protecting Children: A Child Protection Guide for Early Years and School Age Childcare Services 

    Conroy, Anne; Kingston, Corinne (Barnardos, 2010)
    Child protection is everybody’s concern. Those working with children in early years services and in school age childcare have both a professional and a moral responsibility to ensure that their services are managed in ...
  • Legislation Handbook for Childcare Providers (2nd edition) 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2008)
    This handbook is an update on the 2005 publication Legislation Handbook for Childcare Providers. It is intended to act as a guide to the many areas of legislation that impact upon childcare providers in the various sectors ...
  • A Practical Guide to Developing Childcare Policies 

    Willoughby, Marie (Barnardos, 2008)
    Quality childhood care and education (ECCE)1 is vital for all young children. The aim of this publication is to help childcare service providers to develop a set of policies and procedures that assists in the process of ...
  • A Practical Guide to Developing Childcare Policies: Book 2 

    Willoughby, Marie (Barnardos, 2010)
    In 2008, Barnardos published A Practical Guide to Developing Childcare Policies which provides practical guidance and information to those undertaking the process of developing, or reviewing and updating, a set of policies ...
  • Supporting the Wellbeing of Children from Ukraine: The Healing Power of Being Outdoors 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2022)
    As Early Learning and Care (ELC) settings in Ireland welcome children and families coming from Ukraine, it is important to recognise the benefits of being outdoors for children’s physical and emotional wellbeing. Outdoor ...
  • Supporting the Wellbeing of Children from Ukraine: The Early Learning and Care Environment 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2022)
    As Early Learning and Care (ELC) settings in Ireland welcome children and families coming from Ukraine, it is important to recognise the key role that the environment plays in children’s wellbeing. With careful consideration, ...
  • Supporting the Wellbeing of Children from Ukraine: Transitions into Early Learning and Care Settings 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2022)
    Attending Early Learning and Care (ELC) is an important symbol of recovery and resilience for children and parents coming from Ukraine. As settings in Ireland welcome children and families, it is important to recognise the ...
  • Reading With Your Toddler 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    Reading with your toddler is a valuable way to spend precious time together. It is also one of the most significant experiences to help your child learn language. The key to sharing books with your toddler is to look for ...
  • Reading With Your Young Child 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    Tips for reading with your young child.
  • Reading With Your Baby 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    Reading with babies is a valuable way to spend precious time together. New babies will not understand the words you read in the beginning but a familiar voice and cuddling are exactly what babies need. Books should be ...
  • Learning Together: A Parent's Guide to Early Childhood Learning 

    McDermott, Michele (Barnardos, 2010)
    This guide is for the parents of children between birth and the age of six. Research studies have consistently found that these early years of life are critical to the emotional and intellectual development of a child.
  • What Do We Mean by Numeracy? 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    Numeracy is more than just being able to ‘do sums’. It is about having the confidence and competence to use numbers and think mathematically in everyday life. This covers so many things from understanding concepts of time, ...
  • What Do We Mean By Literacy? 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    Literacy has previously been thought of as just the skills of reading and writing. Today we know that literacy is about being able to read and understand various forms of communication, not just books, but spoken language, ...
  • Helping Your Child to Develop Numeracy Skills 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    Numeracy includes number and counting, matching, recognising shapes and patterns, and understanding measurements and space. Children’s early experiences of numeracy should be based on first-hand experiences of the things ...
  • Helping Your Baby to Develop Language 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    The main thing you can do to help your baby develop good communication and language skills is to talk to your baby as much as you can. Babies learn to talk by hearing other people talking.

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