Introduction - School Age Childcare

Through this page, we aim to provide you with information and guidance to inform the delivery of inspirational School Age Childcare (SAC) services. We have developed a range of resources which we hope will assist you and which are available for purchase.

For practitioners working with school going children, we are guided by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and international best practice while pursuing the development of a national quality framework for School Age Childcare services.

School Age provision holds the potential to make a significant difference in the quality of children’s lives across a range of areas including academic, social, emotional, health and well-being and preventative areas.

If you have any interesting articles that you would like to share with us on any aspect of School Age provision, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Providing an Inspirational After School Programme. This resource comes with a CD and is available in our online  shop  

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Key Messages for                                                 Barnardos Free E-book What to look for in a Quality
School Age Childcare (2020)                                School Age Childcare Service (2020)

   SAC Key Messages                        Barnardos Ebook
         

Here are the first issue of School Age Childcare Regulations (2019)SAC Regs

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