We encourage as many of our members as possible to attend our annual conference, and each year we offer childcare bursaries to assist delegates with their individual needs. The expression of interest form will open once the provisional programme is released in January 2024.

Please note that many professional conference facilities do not permit children and so we encourage all delegates to make their childcare arrangements well in advance. Unfortunately, BISA is not able to assist with childcare arrangements given the need to meet Ofsted regulations, and can only suggest you have a look at the following 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 childminders.

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 2024 conference. We hope 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 6 March 2024, and we will be in touch after this date to confirm the amount we are able to offer.

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Please indicate on which days you will be booking childcare.

Please note that we can only contribute to members’ childcare costs during conference hours.

The information you have provided on this form will be held by BISA electronically and will only be used in connection with childcare bursaries for the 2024 conference.

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