During the COVID-19 pandemic, The Childcare Support Service has not been able to offer the face-to-face support that is usually available to our NHS parents and parents-to-be. We want you to know that we are still here to support you through every step of your parenting journey. We recognise that this may be a particularly difficult time for expectant parents, those who may be experiencing isolation whilst on adoption or maternity leave, and those navigating returning to work during these uncertain times. In response to these challenges, we will be running a series of informal virtual sessions that we hope you will consider.

The Virtual Maternity Workshop sessions are aimed at staff who have not yet commenced maternity leave. They will cover topics such as maternity pay, maternity rights and anything else you want to discuss.

The next session will be held on 18th May 2022 at 10.00-11.00.

If you would like to attend please email chidcare.coordinator@bdct.nhs.uk with your name, email address you would like the MS Teams invitation sending to, your phone number, the Trust you are  employed by and the session you would like to attend.

2022 session dates:

  • January 26th
  • March 23rd
  • May 18th
  • July 27th
  • September 28th