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Upcoming Bookbug training and webinars

Scottish Book Trust offers funded training courses to support early years professionals and volunteers to make sure that stories, songs and rhymes are part of every baby and young child’s life.

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Our highly-rated training is a blend of practical activities, group discussions and up-to-date research and policy information, with a fun and relaxed approach.

All Bookbug training is funded and offered at no cost to the delegate. Please check you meet the eligibility criteria before applying or registering for a course.

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Bookbug Session Leader

Bookbug Session Leader training is for those who plan to deliver Bookbug Sessions (free song, rhyme and book sessions) in libraries or other community venues with groups of children (0–5 years) with their mums, dads or carers. We offer training for new Bookbug Session Leaders through an application process as well as online refresher courses. Follow the relevant link below for more information and how to apply.

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Bookbug for the Home

This online training is for practitioners and volunteers working in the community to support individual families. The training will enable them to enhance their family support work with songs, rhymes and stories. We offer training for new Bookbug for the Home practitioners through an application process as well as refresher courses.

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Check back later for details on upcoming webinars.

Webinars on Demand

Recordings of some of our previous webinars are available to watch now on demand – including our annual Gifting the Bookbug Baby and Toddler Bags webinar and Gifting the Bookbug Explorer Bag webinar.

Contact us

For more information please contact us at bookbugtraining@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window) or 0131 524 0179.