Bookbug for foster carers, kinship carers and adoptive parents

Bookbug for the Home training provides carers with the knowledge, tools and resources to be able to confidently bring elements of Bookbug Sessions into their home to support children’s development, including language and literacy.

Man and woman reading books with a young child and baby

The training will demonstrate practical activities for carers to encourage bonding, interaction and to help support relationship development in their homes.

An optional second session can be provided to meet with the trainer to ask for advice and to exchange ideas with other carers.

Course aims and objectives

This course will:

Course Details

Course Length: Session one: 3 hours Session two: 2 months later, 1 ½ hours

Cost: Funded

Delegate Numbers: 8 to 15 people

Eligibility Criteria

Delegates must be both:

Applying for a Bookbug training course

Check back in September for details of all the Bookbug training sessions taking place across Scotland in autumn 2019, and apply for a place! Anyone who meets our eligibility criteria for the course is welcome to apply for any of these training sessions.

Sign up for our regular Working with Bookbug newsletter to be notified when training dates are released.

Please note, in order to make best use of our funding, we are only able to offer a very limited number of in-house training sessions for specific groups of professionals, in certain geographical locations. We would strongly encourage organisations who would like their staff to be trained to apply for places in one of our open training sessions.

Feedback from delegates

“Gets you thinking how doing simple things can make your life as a foster carer easier.” Foster Carer

“Yes, very useful. Although more designed for younger years, it can be adapted to kids who have not had early years learning.” Foster Carer

“Enjoyed all the singing, interaction and learning how something so simple can change a child and help them learn and develop.” Foster Carer

“Bookbug training was amazing, one of the most effective training workshops I have ever been on. The trainer was outstanding and made you believe that you had the skills to empower families. The emphasis on bonding and attachment was totally in line with the ethos of our Fostering & Adoption Team.” Social Worker