We encourage as many of our members as possible to attend our annual conference, and each year we offer childcare bursaries to help people cover costs for the arrangements they chose to put in place. 

If you find yourself without childcare arrangements at this late stage please have a look at these online services who may be able to assist. 

https://www.childcare.co.uk/

www.sitters.co.uk

https://www.babysits.uk/

You may also wish to liaise with your accommodation provider to see if they have direct contacts for child-minders.

Unfortunately, it is not feasible for BISA to provide onsite childcare given the need to meet Ofsted regulations.  Likewise, due to the heightened health, safety, risk and safeguarding measures legally required for events that include under 18s, we have been advised that BISA 2022 conference venues are not appropriate for children.

Childcare bursaries

Need help with your childcare costs? We're pleased to confirm that we are accepting expressions of interest from those who need assistance with costs associated with childcare for children under school-age during our 2022 conference. We hope that this initiative will enable those chairing or presenting on panels/roundtables to make appropriate arrangements based on individual requirements.

To be eligible for a childcare bursary you must be a current member of BISA and need childcare assistance for a child under school age.

Please complete the form below by the deadline of Friday 25 February 2022, and we will be in touch after this date to confirm the amount we are able to offer.