BAND Newsletter

BAND News, our newsletter, is published six times a year, in time for each school holiday and is emailed free of charge to all our member clubs and other childcare providers in and around Bristol. We also email it to local schools, libraries, Youth and Community Centres and City Councillors. The current circulation is 1000 copies. We also produce some hard copies which are available on request.

The newsletter contains sections on local and national childcare news, member clubs news, training opportunities, play news and ideas, management and funding, playwork job vacancies, local and national events and conferences in the fields of childcare and play.

If you’ve got an article you think would be good for our newsletter, or would like to write one, please get in touch– we’d love to hear from you.

The following charges apply for jobs & other advertisements in our newsletter and on our website:

• Not for Profit BAND Members Free
• Other BAND members £20
• Non BAND members £40

Payment is required by cheque payable to ‘BAND Ltd’ or via BACS: BAND Ltd, Sort code 30-94-80, Account no. 00971149, in advance of the adverts appearing.

We also accept advertising from statutory and commercial organisations.
BAND reserves the right to edit articles as appropriate.

Interested in placing an advert in the newsletter? – Click here



Publication & Article Submission Dates

Winter /Xmas (2016)

Articles Deadline:  Wednesday  23rd November 2016

Inserts Deadline (for adverts):Wednesday 7th December 2016 

Published (approx.)  Monday 12th December 2016




Holiday & Month

Articles DeadlineMail-out date (published)
Spring Half term


Wed 11th JanMon 30th Jan
Spring  – Easter


Wed 8th MarMon 27th  Mar
Summer Half-term Wed 26th AprilMon 15th May
Summer Wed 21st JuneMon 10th


Autumn Half-term   Wed 20th SeptMon 9th Oct
Winter  (Xmas) Wed 15th NovMon 4th  Dec






BANDNEWS – BACK ISSUES This selection of articles is taken from BAND News –  our Newsletter which BAND members receive 6 times a year. We cover news from and for the Bristol Playwork…

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