BAND TRAINING



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 July course full.
 BAND Play & Playwork (Level 2)No course planned.
Child ProtectionTo be arranged.
Child Protection – RefresherTo be arranged.
Children’s Resilience & Mental HealthJuly course full.
Celebrating Cultures with FoodTo be arranged.
Cooking for Children with AllergiesTo be arranged.
Craft SkillsTo be arranged.
Creating Positive BehaviourTo be arranged.
Developing Assertiveness SkillsTo be arranged.
Domestic Abuse AwarenessOnline Training – Friday 31st July, Places available book now
EsafetyTo be arranged.
Exploring Gender Stereotyping in Early YearsTo be arranged.
EYFS Refresher BriefingsTo be arranged.
Food HygieneTo be arranged.
Food Safety Level 2To be arranged.
Finance TrainingTo be arranged.
Female-Genital-Mutilation-AwarenessTo be arranged.
Fire WardenAugust course full.
Laying the Foundations for Healthy Sexual Development in Early YearsTo be arranged.
LGBTQ+ VisibilityTo be arranged.
Makaton FoundationMondays 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th September. Places available, book now.
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 AidThursday 3rd & Friday 4th September. Places available book now. Venue TBC
Paediatric First Aid for Working OutdoorsTo be arranged.
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.
Talking to Children About Our Challenging WorldThursday 13th August – Online Training. Places available, book now. Please Note: priority will be given to those who haven’t accessed BAND behaviour and children’s mental health courses this year.



Child Protection training: Bristol Safegaurding Children Board Logo

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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