Parenting, Family Activities and Support

Parenting across Scotland

Parenting across Scotland provides support for parents and families through their information service and partners' helplines. They find out what matters to parents and families and what they need, and get this across to politicians. They also share research, policy and good practice with people who work with families.


ParentZone offers great resources and support for digital family life.

Parent Club

Parent Club is for any parent to turn to for information, tips and advice.

PoPP (Psychology of Parenting Project)

Parenting can sometimes be tough and the Psychology of Parenting Project (PoPP) could help. If you have a three or four year old and find the challenge of parenting them a difficult one, you may be entitled to free support from PoPP to help you find positive ways of dealing with these challenges.

Find more information about PoPP or contact your health visitor, nursery staff or PoPP direct at or call 01700 501544.

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These are free story, song and rhyme sessions for babies, toddlers, pre-school children and their families.

To find out about sessions in your area, call Linda Burgar on 01631 569192 or email:

Play at Home

Parents of all new babies in Argyll and Bute will be offered these three books; the baby book will be delivered by their health visitor, the toddler book will be posted directly to the parent's home around the child's first bithday and the preschool book will be issued when the child enrols in nursery.

For more information, contact Early Years on 01369 708503 or email:

Help paying for Childcare

Visit the Childcare Choices website to find out more about help paying for childcare.

Tax Free Childcare

Childcare Vouchers are now closed to new joiners, the deadline was the 04th October 2018. The Government’s Tax Free Childcare Scheme has been launched and is available to all eligible families.