Argyll and Bute Council is running a campaign to recruit new childminders, particularly for children aged 0 to 3 years in rural areas.
Full support is available and the council’s early years team will help guide potential candidates through the whole process, from the initial enquiry, to registering with the Care Inspectorate. Financial assistance is also available for equipment such as pushchairs and stairgates, as well as small home adaptations.
Read a testimonial from one of our registered childminder duo from Taynuilt
Read a testimonial from one of our registered childminders in Kilcreggan.
Registration and Inspection of childminders is carried out by the Care Inspectorate.
The Care Inspectorate has published two new online resources;
Your Childminding Journey is a learning and development tool for childminders, helping them gain and develop the key skills they need to promote good long-term quality outcomes for children and young people.
My Childminding Experience showcases good practice in childminding and shows how local authorities and childminders are working together innovatively to support children, including those whose developmental needs might be better supported within the homely environment a childminder brings.