BAND TRAINING



BAND provides training on subjects relevant to play and childcare workers, managers and management committee members.

For over thirty years we’ve worked with BAND member groups and childcare experts to create our highly successful training programme. Our courses cover topics in: Safeguarding & Welfare, Child Development, Equalities, Management & Finance, Arts & Crafts and Play, Playwork & EYFS. Each course is led by qualified and experienced facilitators.
Cost: Courses are free for Bristol-based Ofsted registered childcare workers and Bristol BAND members. 10% discount available to non-Bristol BAND member groups. All others please see website for cost of each course.
Childcare: A contribution towards costs at £4 per hour (not per child) for Bristol-based groups only.
Travel: Limited travel costs available for Bristol-based groups.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee & squash provided. For full day courses, please bring your own lunch.
Access: Sessions are held in accessible venues in North, South and Central/East Bristol. Courses are held in the daytime and evening and occasionally on Saturdays. We’ll try to meet participants’ access needs. please contact us if you’d like to talk about any specific requirements.
Booking Policy: Please click here to read our full booking policy.

BAND Training Programme: List of courses and current dates.

Course NameCourse Status
Action in Practice – Designated Safeguarding Person Training February course full. 
 BAND Play & Playwork (Level 2)Tuesday evenings 14th January – 24th March 2020
Child ProtectionJanuary – Course full

February – Course full

Child Protection – RefresherTo be arranged.
Children’s Resilience & Mental HealthTo be arranged.
Celebrating Cultures with FoodTo be arranged.
Cooking for Children with AllergiesTo be arranged.
Craft SkillsWednesday 25th March 2020 – Places available book now.
Creating Positive BehaviourTo be arranged.
Developing Assertiveness SkillsTo be arranged.
Domestic Abuse Awarenessto be arranged.
EsafetyTo be arranged.
EYFS Refresher BriefingsTo be arranged.
Food HygieneTo be arranged.
Finance TrainingTo be arranged.
Female-Genital-Mutilation-AwarenessTo be arranged.
Fire WardenJanuary course full. 
Gender Stereotyping & Healthy Sexual DevelopmentTo be arranged.
LGBTQ+ VisibilityTo be arranged.
Makaton FoundationJanuary course full.
Makaton EnhancementTo be arranged.
Managing MedicineTo be arranged.
Manual HandlingTo be arranged.
MindfulnessTo be arranged.
6 Hour Emergency Paediatric First AidTo be arranged.
12 Hour Paediatric First AidJanuary – Courses full.

February – Courses full.

Paediatric First Aid for Working OutdoorsTo be arranged.
Promoting Children’s Positive Body ImageWednesday 5th February – Places available book now.
Safer RecruitmentJanuary course full.
Staff SupervisionTo be arranged.
Staff Resilience and Mental HealthTo be arranged.
Supporting Children (0-5 years) to Eat WellTo be arranged.
Understanding Sensory Processing and Sensory PlayTo be arranged.



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Child Protection – Refresher

A half day course to update childcare/playworkers who have already completed child protection training either with BAND or elsewhere previously. It will include any changes to regulations and current local arrangements to enable participants to implement their own safeguarding policies and procedures.


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Booking Form & Booking Policy

Booking form for BAND training Download as MS word Document Download as a PDF document BAND Course Booking Policy – NEW from April 2018 Bristol City Councils’ Early Years & Childcare Service…


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