Development & Support for Childcare settings in Bristol.

BAND’s Development and Support(DS) team work with voluntary, private, independent and maintained group childcare providers. Our goal is to ensure a good start for new and expanding providers and a sustainable future for those already up and running, whether before or after school clubs, holiday playschemes, nurseries or pre-school groups.

Bristol City Council have commissioned the BAND DS team to provide all Bristol based group childcare providers (existing and potential) with advice and guidance on meeting Ofsted childcare requirements. This includes registration advice and pre and post inspection support.

The DS team have a wide range of skills with which they can support providers, In addition to playwork and childcare, these skills include finance, fundraising, business planning, employment, recruitment, personnel, crisis management, marketing and publicity. If the Development and Support team are unable to assist with a particular issue they will be able to signpost to the most appropriate source of help.

BAND’s full member settings are further supported by the DS team with an annual monitoring visit, annual finance health check and support for the management committees following their AGMs. For more information on membership click here

For further information please contact BAND’s Childcare Manager;
Julie Edwards 0117 954 2134
Email: julieme@bandltd.org.uk or

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