Recent Submissions

  • Establishing a Day Care Service: An Information Pack 

    Canavan, Angela; Gibbons, Norah (Barnardos, 1997)
    A day care service for which one has full responsibility is not an easy option. It requires a combination of sound business sense, the stamina to work long and irregular hours and the skills required of an employer, ...
  • Establishing a Childcare Enterprise: An Information Manual for Enterprise Officers 

    O'Sullivan, Mary; Gibbons, Nora (Barnardos, 1998)
    The manual covers the key issues for the start-up of a childcare business and aims to examine the core subjects of planning, legal requirements, finances, marketing and management, to ensure the childcare business survives ...
  • Patients. Parents. People. Towards integrated supports and services for families experiencing mental health difficulties. 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    In recent years pressures on parents have increased, with austerity budgets cutting child support payments and increasing costs. Barnardos has more than 40 services across the country and staff are reporting that poor ...
  • Returning to School: Tip Sheet for Young Children 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    Back to School. Soon you will return to school, seeing all your teachers & friends again. We know that some of you are feeling excited about this and others are feeling sad and worried. Here's a few tips to help you settle ...
  • Returning to School: Tip Sheet for Young People 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    You may be feeling happy and excited about returning to school or perhaps you are feeling nervous and worried. You might even be feeling a mix of all of these . . .That’s OK!
  • Wellbeing Tip Sheet for Parents 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    Your children may have a range of feelings about going back to school. Some children may feel anxious, nervous, scared, others may feel excited and delighted, some children may feel a mix of these feelings. This tip sheet ...
  • Covid-19: Tips for Older Children Returning to School 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    Soon you will return to school, seeing all your teachers & friends again. We know that some of you are feeling excited about this and others are feeling sad and worried. Here's a few tips to help you settle back into your ...
  • Early Years Teams: Working Together During Covid-19 Crisis 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    In these times of uncertainty, we recognise that the stress coming from the closure of services has affected everyone in the Early Learning and Care sector and it has been an upsetting time for all. It has also changed the ...
  • Early Years Teams: Maintaining Relationships with Children and Families 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    During 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 ...
  • Supporting Your Child's Emotional Well-Being on Their Return to Early Learning and Care 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    As Early Learning and Care settings reopen, you might be thinking about your child’s return to preschool, childminder or crèche. You may be looking forward to getting back to some kind of normality, but for your child the ...
  • Supporting Young Children Experiencing Adversity During Covid 19 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2021)
    In most early years settings there are children who live in situations where there are risk factors for their wellbeing, learning and development. Such risk factors include poverty and social isolation, discrimination, ...
  • Supporting Children's Emotional Well-Being in the Transition to Early Learning and Care 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    As preparations are under way for the re-opening of early learning and care (ELC) settings under Covid-19 guidelines, it is important that we recognise the emotional impact the return to settings will have for young children. ...
  • Renewing Teamwork on the Return to Early Learning and Care 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, ND)
    Good teamwork has benefits for everyone in early learning and care, including educators, children and families. Starting back to work in the current circumstances after Covid19 lockdown is likely to be stressful, making ...
  • Promoting Wellbeing in your Team 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
    As early learning and care settings begin to reopen, many early years educators will be looking forward to returning to work. Others will understandably be anxious as they make the transition back. We have heard a lot about ...
  • Your Child Returning to School: Wellbeing Tip Sheet for Parents 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
    When children have had a break from school they may experience a range of feelings about returning. Some children may feel anxious, nervous, scared, others may feel excited and delighted, some children may feel a mix of ...
  • Supporting One Parent Families During and After the Covid-19 Crisis 

    Children's Rights Alliance; Society of St. Vincent de Paul; National Women's Council; Barnardos; Focus Ireland; Dress for Success Dublin; One Family; FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres); SPARK (Single Parents Acting for the Rights of our Kids); Trecoir (Barnardos, 2020-09-14)
    As a group of organisations working with children and families and some of the most vulnerable groups in Irish Society, we are making this submission to the Special Committee on COVID-19 Response to ensure the needs of ...
  • Returning to School 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020)
    Tips for older children returning to school.
  • Impact on Family Life During Covid 19 Pandemic 

    Fleming, Padraic; O'Hara, Jodie (Barnardos, 2020-05)
    Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Barnardos has been providing essential social care and family support services to over 1,700 families. The purpose of this survey was to help us understand the impact of Covid-19 ...
  • Children's Roadmap Phase 3 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020-06-29)
    The ‘roadmap’ is going into Phase 3 this week. Lots more shops will be open & even more places to play and visit.
  • Children's Roadmap Phase 2 

    Barnardos (Barnardos, 2020-06-08)
    The ‘roadmap’ is going into Phase 2 this week. This means a few extra shops will be open, we can go a little further away to visit granny & grandad and go to the playground!

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