This event, run by Barnardos Library & Information Service, is free and open to all parents, students and professionals. The event, which will be held at Barnardos National Office in Christchurch Square, will include a talk from Heino Schonfeld (Early Years Development Manager at Barnardos) on ‘Choosing Childcare’. The talk will cover information regarding:
- Types of childcare;
- Overview of the preschool system in Ireland;
- Siolta (National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education);
- Aistear (Early Childhood Curriculum Framework);
- Free Preschool Year and other types of subsidised early childhood care and education.
- 4:00 – 4:30pm: Registration & tea/coffee reception in the library/reception area. A selection of free parenting booklets and resources will be available in the library.
- 4:30 – 5:10pm: Talk from Heino Schonfeld
- 5:10 – 5:20pm: Questions & answers / discussion.
- 5:20 – 5:30pm: Move back to the library for collection of materials.