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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.

Previous webinar recordings

Recordings of some of our previous webinars are available to watch now on demand.

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Upcoming webinars

Webinar: Gifting the Bookbug Baby and Toddler Bags

This one hour webinar will support members of health visiting teams and others to gift the Bookbug Baby and Toddler bags to families. A recorded version of this webinar is available.

Webinar: Gifting the Bookbug Explorer Bag

This one hour webinar is for staff from nurseries, early years settings or libraries who are involved in gifting the Explorer Bags. A recorded 2021 version of this webinar is available.

Upcoming training

Online Training: Bookbug Session Leader refresher training

This refresher training session offers support to existing leaders to improve their Bookbug Sessions.

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Online Training: Bookbug for the Home refresher training

This online training session offers support to practitioners who are already using the Bookbug for the Home approach with families.

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Online & in-person training: Bookbug Session Leader training

Bookbug Session Leader training is for those who plan to deliver Bookbug Sessions(this will open in a new window) (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. Places on this course are awarded through an application process. We will next open for applications for Bookbug Session Leader training on Monday 4 July at 10am until Monday 18 July 2022 at 12pm. Find the course details and information on the application process below.

Further information

Online Training: Bookbug for the Home training

This online training session 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. Places on this course are awarded through an application process. We will next open for applications for Bookbug for the Home training on Monday 4 July at 10am until Monday 18 July 2022 at 12pm. Find the course details and information on the application process below.

Further information

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