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Barnardos supporting parents with free e-book resource

Galway Rural Development - Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Recent media attention on quality in early learning and care settings may have raised some questions and worries for parents regarding their child’s care.


Barnardos has a free resource for parents that will support them in consulting with early learning and care providers and in choosing a service if they are selecting a setting for their child for the first time.

The ebook covers areas such as children's rights; relationships and attachment; interactions; social, emotional and behavioural development; the learning environment; and management of the setting.

Parents and providers can DOWNLOAD this free ebook now : Barnardo's Quality Early Years Care and Education or, if you would like hard copies to give to parents in your service, email Barnardos  at  to place an order.        

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