This foundation course offers certificated training in the practical use of Makaton for Stages 1-4, with additional vocabulary for people working with children with learning difficulties. The aim is to provide communication opportunities for all.

NB: Attendees are required to complete all four sessions to obtain their certificate.

Watch our MAKATON video

Links to Bristol Standard Dimensions:

  • D1 Values and Aims of the Setting
  • D3 Approaches to Play and Development
  • D4 Physical Environment
  • D5 Play Experiences
  • D8 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Course details

Date:June/July - course full.
Cost:Free for Bristol-based Ofsted registered childcare workers and Bristol BAND members, however a £50 deposit per person booking is required to secure a place. 10% discount to non-Bristol BAND member groups. £130 all others.
Venue:BAND Office, Scrapstore House, Sevier Street, St Werburgh's, Bristol, BS2 9LB. View a map
Tutors:Anna Barry. With over 5 years experience as a Makaton tutor, Anna first learned Makaton to communicate with her child. She also uses it in her work as a secondary school teacher.
Refreshments:Refreshments: Tea, coffee & squash provided.
Please note:Bookings on booking form only, accompanied by separate cheques for each attendee payable to 'BAND Ltd' please. Places are limited to 15 (2 per setting), so book early!
Closing date:n/a.


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