Bookbug for the Home training

This course is for professionals or volunteers working with families who would benefit from extra support with song, rhyme and book sharing.

Bookbug for the Home is a flexible approach that can be used to engage families in one to one interactions or in small groups. 

The course consists of two sessions. The first session provides the delegate with all of the theoretical and practical knowledge and resources they will need to try Bookbug activities in a family’s home or in a small group. The second session is an opportunity for delegates to share their experiences and gain advice and support from their trainer and their peers.

Please note: this type of training does not train you to run full 30-minute Bookbug Sessions with groups. If you are interested in delivering Bookbug Sessions, please see our page on Bookbug Session Leader training.

Course aims and objectives

This course will:

Course details

Course Length: Session one: 3 hours and Session two: 1 ½ hours (attendance is required at both)

Cost: Funded

Eligibility criteria

Delegates must be both:

This training course is aimed at members of health visiting teams, family support workers, social workers and social work assistants, speech and language therapists, childminders, prison visitor centre staff and other family outreach workers, as well as volunteers who work in such capacities.

Upcoming training sessions

Please note Bookbug for the Home training is in two parts. In order to complete your training, you are required to attend a part 2 session. More dates for part 2 sessions will be available soon.

Anyone who meets the eligibility criteria is welcome to register for any of these training sessions. To book a space, simply click the location of the course you wish to attend. You will then be taken to Eventbrite to finalise your booking.

In order to ensure a fair spread of delegates, we ask that no more than two people from the same workplace attend one training date. You will be asked to withdraw from the session if you don't meet the eligibility criteria. If you have any questions about your specific circumstances, please get in touch.

Bookbug for the Home Part 1

January 2020

February 2020

March 2020

Bookbug for the Home Part 2

January 2020

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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 listed above.

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