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

For over forty 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 To be arranged.
 BAND Play & Playwork (Level 2)Tuesday evenings 14th January – 24th March 2020
Child ProtectionTuesday 21st & Tuesday 28th April – Evening Course
Child Protection – RefresherTo be arranged.
Children’s Resilience & Mental HealthWednesday 18th March – Places available book now.
Celebrating Cultures with FoodTo be arranged.
Cooking for Children with AllergiesTo be arranged.
Craft SkillsWednesday 25th March  – Places available book now.
Creating Positive BehaviourThursday 7th May – Places available book now.
Developing Assertiveness SkillsTo be arranged.
Domestic Abuse AwarenessThursday 14th May – Places available book now.
EsafetyTo be arranged.
Exploring Gender Stereotyping in Early YearsMonday 16th March – Places Available book now.
EYFS Refresher BriefingsTo be arranged.
Food HygieneTo be arranged.
Food Safety Level 2Thursday 23rd & Thursday 30th April – Two part course – Places available book now.
Finance TrainingTo be arranged.
Female-Genital-Mutilation-AwarenessTo be arranged.
Fire WardenApril – course full.
Laying the Foundations for Healthy Sexual Development in Early YearsMonday 16th March – Places Available book now.
LGBTQ+ VisibilityTuesday 21st April – Places Available book now.
Makaton FoundationWednesday’s 22nd, 29th April, 6th, 13th  May – four week course – Places available book now.
Makaton EnhancementTo be arranged.
Managing MedicineTo be arranged.
Manual HandlingTo be arranged.
MindfulnessMonday 27th April – Places available book now.
6 Hour Emergency Paediatric First AidTo be arranged.
12 Hour Paediatric First AidMarch & April Courses Full.
Paediatric First Aid for Working OutdoorsMarch Course Full.
Promoting Children’s Positive Body ImageTo be arranged.
Safer RecruitmentTo be arranged.
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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Food Safety Level 2

This is a certificated Food Safety Level 2 course. Course content: The importance of food safety procedures and complying with the law Microbiological, chemical, physical and allergenic hazards and their control Good…

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