Learning and Development

Step by Step staff and volunteers are offered a wide range of training opportunities including child protection, listening skills and baby brain development. As a learning organisation we recognise the value and importance of staff and volunteer development.

Volunteer Awards

Pictured is Step by Step founder, Rev Anne Attenburrow, receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service from Grenville Johnston, the former Lord Lieutenant of Moray, in 2018. Also, Step by Step achieved the Volunteer Friendly Award in 2023, this award is a quality standard for organisations who support, recognise and reward their volunteers.        Volunteer Friendly Certificate Step by Step in Moray

Child Protection

Child Protection Training | Care and Learning Alliance – Child development training is offered regularly online through the Moray Child Protection Committee and CALA.

The Importance of Listening

Listen Well Scotland visit Step by Step to deliver the two-day course to staff and volunteers.

Participants receive guidance on how to use listening appropriately and safely.

This course enables our staff and volunteers to provide a better ear now for any of our families who would like to talk.






First Aid

The Emergency First Aid at Work training course completed by our staff and volunteers is provided by Outfit Moray.

The course covers the basic essentials required to provide emergency care to a patient. Training is given in a range of first aid skills including:

  • The ability to act safely and effectively when an accident or emergency occurs.
  • The treatment and priorities of care for an unconscious patient.
  • The recognition and treatment of a person in seizure.
  • The recognition of cardiac arrest and delivery of Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • The ability to recognise and safely treat a patient who is choking.
  • The ability to safely and promptly treat a patient who is bleeding.
  • The keeping of simple records following an accident at work

Food Hygiene

Parents and their little ones are provided with a healthy snack during group, so Step by Step feel it is important for staff and volunteers to be trained in food hygiene.

The Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene online course and assessment is provided by Virtual College. The course covers the importance of personal hygiene and cleaning, the understanding of food laws, allergens, hazards and contamination, as well as other important topics.

Manual Handling

At Step by Step there is occasionally the need to lift heavier items, eg. toy boxes, tables and highchairs. To ensure everyone’s safety, our staff and volunteers are offered a Manual Handling in the Workplace course, which is supplied online by Virtual College.

Away Day

In May 2023, 32 staff, volunteers and trustees enjoyed a day of learning at Spey Bay golf club. Facilitated by Gill Lyth, from Care for the Family, the day focussed on emotional wellbeing, providing information and activities relevant to our families, staff and volunteers. The day was a tremendous success enjoyed by all.
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Care for the Family

Time Out for Parents  Following on from the successful Away Day in May, our team leader Margaret McInnes went on to train as a Care for the Family facilitator. Margaret has very successfully delivered our first Time Out for Parents course and hopes to hold regular sessions throughout the year.

The Gathering 2023

The Gathering 2023 – Our Project Manager, Gareth recently travelled to Edinburgh to attend this very worthwhile conference. Please click on the link for more information.