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Advice Sessions Arranged For Childminders Wishing to Join ELC

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Childminders in Highland Perthshire who would like to start working in Early Learning Care (ELC) Services, can attend information and advice sessions next month to find out more information.

Perth and Kinross council have said they are keen to encourage childminders to join the ELC services and help to provide childcare and learning for children aged between three and four years old as well as some eligible two-year-olds. Already several registered childminders have partnered with the council to help deliver the 1,140 hours of care a year which are funded by ELC.

Learning and Families Convenor, Councillor John Rebbeck, said: “Every family’s circumstances are different and so as a Council we have looked to provide a range of ELC options to meet the needs of parents/carers and their children, including childminders. We are keen to welcome more local registered childminders into partnership with us and the three upcoming sessions will be a valuable opportunity to find out more.”

By attending the sessions, childminders will be able to find out about what it is like working as a partner provider with the council, get more information on the contractual arrangements, and find out about the support for small businesses looking to work within the public sector through the National Supplier Development Programme.

The dates for the sessions are:

  • Wednesday, 8th of February – Glenearn Community Campus, Perth – 6pm to 8pm
  • Saturday, 11th of February – North Inch Community Campus, Perth – 10am til 12 noon
  • Monday, 13th of February – North Inch Community Campus – 6pm to 8pm

To sign up for any of the sessions, visit https://bit.ly/ChildminderInfoSessionsFeb23

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