Working With Babies Network

These networks provide opportunities for those who have the unique and special role of the baby practitioner to come together, share, inspire, be inspired, and celebrate the brilliance of working with babies. Come along for some collaborative and reflective thinking about how to provide the very best experiences for the youngest children.

View our Local Offer below.

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Regional Offer

Our Regional Offer, which can be accessed by all childminders in our 8 Local Authorities, will include training and input from inspirational speakers or information sharing around relevant themes. It’s a fabulous opportunity to connect together and consider big-picture thinking.

Local Offer

Our Local offer brings together practitioners in each locality for friendly and professional discussions in a safe space. We aim for the offer to be bespoke and responsive to the unique needs of the area.

Local offer may include:

  • Establishing new face-to-face groups
  • Supporting existing groups with planning, resources, and identifying a learning focus
  • Inviting guest speakers or arranging support for groups
  • Training sessions

We invite further suggestions for how we can meet the needs of each locality.

What’s Coming Up Locally

Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES)

Baby Practitioner Network

Wednesday 26th June 6:00pm – 7:30pm Free Rangers Forest School Nursery (Book here)

If you have any questions about the BaNES Baby Practitioner Network, please get in touch with Joanne Goode (Early Years Advisory Teacher)


Baby Practitioner Network
Bookable on Bristol EY calendar

2024 Dates
22/2/24 6:00pm – 7:30pm Pooh Corner Nursery
23/4/24 5:15pm – 6:45pm Easton Community Children’s Centre
17/6/24 5:30pm – 7:00pm Rocking Horse Nursery
7/8/24 4:30pm – 6:00pm Charlton Nursery


Coming Soon!

North Somerset

Brilliant Babies Community of Practice Network

2024 Dates
14/3/24 7:00pm – 8:00pm (Online)
5/6/24 6:30pm – 8:00pm (Location TBA)


Coming Soon!

South Gloucestershire

Baby Practitioner Network Meeting hosted by Red Bus Nursery
Thursday 25th April 2024 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Book using this Google form here:


Baby Practitioner Network Launch hosted by Poplars Daycare
Tuesday 12th March 6:15pm – 7:45pm
Book using this Google form here:


Baby Practitioner Network Launch hosted by Atelier Nursery – Chippenham
More details coming soon!

If you have any questions about the above Local Networks or are interested in supporting the building of a Working with Babies network in your local area please get in touch with:

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