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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.

New to Bookbug for the Home training

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Upcoming Webinars

Supporting the Transition to P1 with Bookbug

Tuesday 7th February 2023, 4pm to 5pm.

Zoom Zoom Zoom we’re starting P1 soon! 

This webinar covers using stories, songs, and rhymes to support the vertical transition from the Early Years into Primary 1.

Our Early Years trainers will be joined by Education Support Officer Jacqui O’Donnell to share ideas and tips on being creative with nursery songs and rhymes to support children and families during periods of transition and change.

We’ll explore the Bookbug Transition Session plan and offer practical examples of using the plan to support an inclusive approach to transitions, and encourage collaborative working, partnerships and consistency.

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If you need additional support to access the webinar, please get in touch to discuss how we may support you: bookbugtraining@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window) or phone 0131 524 0179.

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.

Watch previous webinars

Shared practice events

If you work with Bookbug, join us at a Bookbug shared practice event. These events are an opportunity for local practitioners using Bookbug to come together to share ideas and good practice and to make connections.

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Contact us

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