ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 5(Barnardos, 2015) BarnardosIn this issue of Childcare eNews we bring you news of the publication of the latest report from the 'Growing Up in Ireland' study, which found that there is no difference to a young child’s cognitive abilities whether they are looked after by their parents or sent to early years care and education settings. We also bring details of the new programme aimed at providing supports to children with disabilities in preschools as well as the expansion of the Community Childcare Subvention Programme. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 4(Barnardos, 2015) BarnardosIn this issue of Childcare eNews we bring you details of Rise Up, Barnardos new campaign against child inequality. With one in eight children in Ireland now living in consistent poverty, many are going hungry, are without a waterproof coat or live in a poorly heated home. Barnardos is calling on politicians to commit to tackling child inequality. The decisions made by the next Government will shape our society and have the power to change Irish children’s futures for the better. We also bring news of The Report of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Future Investment in Early Years and School Age Care and Education Services which proposes how best to invest in childcare services over the coming years. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 3(Barnardos, 2015) BarnardosIn this issue of Childcare eNews we bring you details of the Hands Up for Children campaign, which is calling for investment in prevention and early intervention, and Phase 2 of the Growing Up in Ireland Study, which has been monitoring the development of almost 20,000 children in Ireland since 2007. We also bring news of the education-focused inspections in early years settings which will focus on compliance with Aistear and Síolta. We also include details of the 12-month postponement of the introduction of a minimum qualification requirement for early years professionals. Other news involves changes to Garda Vetting for Northern Ireland addresses and the new resource from the National Early Years Children First Committee to support early years services to draft their own child protection and welfare policy. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 2(Barnardos, 2015) BarnardosIn this issue of Childcare eNews we celebrate the passing of the Children's Referendum enshrining children's rights into Ireland's Constitution. This marks a new beginning for Ireland's children, giving equal protection to all children. We also take a look at the latest investments in early years education and care and a new consultation process put in place to ensure investment delivers more affordable, accessible and high quality early years and school-age care and education. ItemEarly Years eNews: Issue 1(Barnardos, 2015) BarnardosIn this issue of Childcare eNews we look at Barnardos response to the Children and Family Relationships Bill. This Bill will lead to greater equality for children in the eyes of the law no matter who is bringing them up. We also take a look at developments in early years education and care including an update on pre-school inspections and two studies outlining the benefits of early years education. There is news of children's internet usage in Ireland, a recent rally organised by the Association of Childhood Professionals, the evaluation results of the Triple P Parenting Programme and more.