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Welcome Parents

If your child is attending a DE funded playgroup or nursery school in Northern Ireland you will probably have heard of the Getting Ready to Learn programme and participated through stay and plays, information sessions, pyjama parties and received book bags and home lending packs. Some of you may know the programme through Big Bedtime Read, our most popular theme.

As parents, you are your child’s first and most important educator. Playing, reading and talking to your child will greatly increase your child’s language skills and how well they do at school. The earlier we begin these activities with our children the better the results and the longer they will last.

This page is dedicated to providing parents with lots of ideas and suggestions for home learning with your pre-school child.

Please feel free to download, use and share these resources with friends and family.

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Barnardos See, Hear, Respond Support Hub

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Parenting Week: 19-22nd October 2020

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ParentLine NI - Back to Basics

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Aware NI - Wellbeing Programmes

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Healthy routines start with sleep

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Education Restart: Information for Parents and Carers from The Chief Medical Officer

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The Importance of Outdoor Play

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Barnardo's School Well-being Booklets

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Northern Ireland Re-opening School Guidance

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Padlet: Learning Resources for Irish Medium Settings

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START Healthy Eating Campaign

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Updated Guidance on Playgroup Re-starts

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Coping with Covid-19 - What Just Happened?

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Save the Children's Lockdown Pack for Families