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 A new publication from Barnardos - Supporting Young Children Experiencing Adversity during COVID-19


 NCN are pleased to announce that we are continuing to link with and participate in UK Young Children’s Mental Health Week 1st-7th February 2021. This year due to the pandemic some settings are opened, and some children are at home, so this year we are opening this week up through our play hub!   This year’s theme is ‘EXPRESS YOURSELF  

Express yourself 1  Express Yourself 2

The A - Z of Learning from Nursery World in the UK

C is for Circuits & Celebrations       D is for Dyeing Dens and Dance

C is for Circuits                        D is for Dens Dyeing   

E is for Eggs & Environment             F is for Friends Fireworks & Frogs

 E is for Eggs Env                    Friends Fireworks Frogs 

G is for Glorious Garden                 H is for Home-School Links        

G isforGlorious Garden                        Home School Links

I is for Interest-Led                                 J is for Joy

I is for Interest                       J is for Joy

K is for Key Person Approach         

Key Person Approach                    

Barnardos Key Person Approach

Barnardos Key Person Approach

Advice from Dr. Abigail Collins
Consultant in Public Health Medicine, responsible for Early Childhood Care and Education


Funding FAQs  for
1 February to 5th March 2021

Version 4 FAQs

HPSC Assessment and Decision Making Pathways Document for COVID

 HPSC pathways

DCEDIY Frequently Asked Questions
22nd January 2021  Version 3

FAQs 3rd Edition

DCEDIY Frequently Asked Questions 
12th January 2021

1st Page FAQs 

 Pathways to Better Prospects

ECI Report 2020         Froebel

Impact of Re-opening Survey                 Arts Experiences for Young Children

ACP Survey 2020           Arts Experiences


Drop Off Collect     Managing Relationships

PlayFirst5       Play Pods      

SAC         Sessional        

Adapt Env       COVID

Childminders        COVID2    

HPSC           Tusla Checklist 


Tusla FO9          

 Outdoor Play             Irish Oudoor Play                  

The adventures of Aoife & Daithi

New Aoife Daithi    Annotation 2020 09 08 141802   Healthy Teeth