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 individual courses for cost of each course.



Safeguarding 0-8’s through education about bodies and relationships

Date: 25th September 9.30am - 12.30pm
Venue: Training Room, BAND Office, Sevier Street Bristol, BS2 9LB View a map
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How can we provide age and stage appropriate Relationships, Bodies and Reproduction Education that protects children aged 0-8 in the current climate? Delivered by Alice Hoyle www.alicehoyle.com Co-author of Great RSE 200+ Activities for…

Managing Medicine

Date: 30th September 9.30am - 12.30pm at BAND
Venue: Training Room, BAND Office, Sevier Street Bristol, BS2 9LB View a map
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In recent years’ the number of children with a variety of medication needs has increased.  Acorn understands that medication training needs to take into consideration not only the needs of the child…

BAND Play & Playwork Level 2

Date: October 2024 - January 2025 10 sessions (No sessions out of term time)
Venue: BAND Office, Sevier Street Bristol, BS2 9LB View a map
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An introduction to the key aspects of supporting play opportunities for children and young people aged 4 to 16 in a variety of play settings. It will: Provide an understanding of the…

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Date: 10th October 9.30am - 1pm
Venue: Training Room, BAND Office, Sevier Street Bristol, BS2 9LB View a map
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The objective of the course are for participants to: Explore the role of a designated safeguarding person Examine how to implement Policy and Procedures Increase knowledge of effective staff induction Be able to manage…

Child Protection Refresher

Date: 17th October 9.30am - 1.30pm ONLINE
Venue: Online View a map
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Do you need to develop or refresh your awareness and understanding of child protection to help keep the children in your setting safe. Our course will refresh your knowledge and skills to…

Introduction to Mental Health in the Workplace

Date: 17th September, 9.30am-12.30pm
Venue: BAND Office, Sevier Street Bristol, BS2 9LB View a map
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Raising awareness of poor Mental Health and breaking down stigma in the workplace Promoting good mental health inside and outside of the workplace is essential. It is particularly important as we understand…

Child Protection – ONLINE

Date: ONLINE 10th & 17th September 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: ONLINE View a map
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  This is a Level 2 equivalent course and is aimed at anyone working with children aged 0 – 15 years. Course Content: Increasing awareness of possible abuse. Dealing with disclosure. Record-keeping….

Fire Warden

Date: 16th October 9.30am - 1.30pm
Venue: BAND Office, Sevier Street Bristol, BS2 9LB View a map
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This course is for designated Fire Wardens / those responsible for coordinating staff evacuation during an emergency and first aid fire fighting. Course content: Human behaviour responses in fire/emergency situations Basic principles…

Makaton Level 1 & 2

Date: 30th September & 7th October, 9.30am - 4.30pm This is a two part course - both sessions need to be attended
Venue: BAND Office, Sevier Street Bristol, BS2 9LB View a map
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Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. Makaton is a unique language programme that uses symbols, signs and speech to enable people to communicate….