The Civic Centre itself is unable to offer childcare, however NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau have provided details of company Kids Deserve the Best who offer professional babysitting and childcare services.

Kids Deserve the Best have been operating for over 10 years and employ a fully vetted, DBS checked, insured and experienced childcare team.

Visit their website for more information and to book. You can also contact them on 0191 250 7025 or email

Please note that BISA has not verified the above information and we take no responsibility for the services provided.

Childcare bursaries

Need help with your childcare costs? We're pleased to confirm that we will once again be able to offer childcare bursaries for our 2020 conference. Bursary allocations will be confirmed closer to the conference date, but we hope that this initiative will enable those interested members to make appropriate arrangements based on individual requirements.

In order to be eligible for a childcare bursary you must:

  • be a current member of BISA
  • complete the expression of interest form by 30 April 2020.