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Our three year project in Bristol delivered training and support events designed to inform and educate professionals and families about how to support children with successful toilet training and how to identify and manage common toileting problems.

We trained over 150 staff and volunteers in nurseries, children's centres, pre-schools and family support organisations and supported 65 parents and carers to tackle potty training.  


As an early years setting it had really enabled us to have more understanding about movements of the bladder and bowel to aid potty training. Victoria


Our findings show that of the staff and volunteers we've trained: 

  • 99% now know how to advise on a structured approach to potty/toilet training at the right time, compared to 47% before the training
  • 99% feel confident to support families with potty/toilet training their child, compared to 52% before the training
  • 100% now know how to recognise a bladder or bowel problem, compared to just 32% before. 

We will be making this topic a focus for our terrific twos group and transition to nursery group. Katie


Read our evaluation of the work we have delivered in Bristol.

Our work in Bristol was made possible with the generous support of the Nisbet Trust, the John James Bristol Foundation, the James Tudor Foundation and the Quartet Community Foundation.

Find out more information about our current Early Years training and courses.