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Published Date: 

1 Dec 2011 - 10:25

The Scottish Government’s Family Information Service scheme has now been rolled out to Argyll and Bute.

The service takes over from the former Childcare Information Service, which has served families looking for childcare across the region for the past 12 years.

Councillor Elaine Robertson, who chairs the Getting it Right in the Early Years Strategy Group, said: “I’m delighted that the transition has now been made, and I look forward to seeing the service diversify and expand in the future.

“This is not just a service for families wanting to access information on childcare and preschool education. It also promises to provide a range of advice on issues such as local activities for children and families, local and national support services for children and families, parenting, local events and help which is available regarding paying for childcare.

“We anticipate that the next few months will see many changes and improvements to the website with more information being added at regular intervals, and I very much hope that people across Argyll and Bute will benefit from these developments.”

Anyone who knows of any services in Argyll and Bute for families with young children is being asked to call the helpline on 01369 708517.

The Family Information Service website is at