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Play Matters Campaign
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Play Matters Campaign

The Children and Young People’s Strategy Team within the Department of Education NI is taking forward a Play and Leisure project entitled Play Matters which is funded through the Delivering Social Change – Early Intervention Transformation Programme (EITP) and The Atlantic Philanthropies. More information on the campaign here.   Follow on Twitter @Education_NI

Listening to the Voices of Parents
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Listening to the Voices of Parents

On 21 March, at an event organised by Barnardos in Leinster House, KHF gave TDs and Senators a preview of  the findings from our recent online survey of parents: Giving Our Children the Best Start in Life. The five key messages are : Time Matters, Family Matters, Choice Matters, Money Matters and Supports Matter. Behind each of these key messages...

Barnardos Early Years eNews 22 February
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Barnardos Early Years eNews 22 February

Barnardos have a number of interesting events coming up in March. The first of these considers Professionalism in the Early Years and will be of interest to anyone working in or studying early years education and care. The following week we are holding a seminar entitled Emotional Development: Unlocking your child’s potential, which considers how parents can support...

Irish Healthcare Centre Awards 2018
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Irish Healthcare Centre Awards 2018

Is your service doing great work in the area of child health and wellbeing? Would you like to nominate another service doing great work in this important area? The Irish Healthcare Centre Awards are now in their sixth year; they aim to recognise achievements in our healthcare services. For the first time the 2018 Awards...

Report on the Working Conditions of the Early Childhood Sector 2017
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Report on the Working Conditions of the Early Childhood Sector 2017

A report has been published that examines the impact of the Early Years Education Policy on the working conditions of professionals in the early childhood care and education sector. The report looks at policy-related issues, working conditions, areas of concern as viewed by early years professionals, and investment in other EU countries. Some of the...

Charities Regulator launches first guidance documents to help charities
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Charities Regulator launches first guidance documents to help charities

The Charities Regulator has launched the first in a series of guidance documents, aimed at encouraging and facilitating the better administration and management of charities. The documents address the issues of guidance for trustees and internal financial controls guidelines for charities….read on The Internal Financial Controls Guidelines for Charities can be read by clicking here To read...