Murthly Primary School

Murthly Primary School

Murthly Primary School

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Childcare & Family Information

Childminder Pre Registration Training

There is a shortage of childcare provision in most rural areas of Perth & Kinross and in some parts of Perth City.  Childminders are the ideal type of service to fulfil demand, particularly to provide before and after school care for children attending smaller primary schools.

The Council’s Childcare Strategy Team organises childminder Pre-Registration Training courses for anyone who might be interested in becoming a childminder.  Previous experience of working with children is not required. 

For details of current courses or for information on childcare options in the local area, phone the Childcare and Family Information Service on 01738 472350 or e-mail  Full details are also available on or




Childcare and Family Information Directories

New versions of local Childcare and Family Information Directories are now available to download from  Documents have been produced for five areas:- Blairgowrie and Strathmore; Crieff and Strathearn; Kinross; Highland Perthshire and Perth and Surrounding Areas. 

Each directory includes details of a wide range of services, groups and organisations in the local area that we hope will be of interest to families and to professionals working with parents, carers and children. 

If you know of any other services which it would be useful to include or come across anything in the directories that is inaccurate then please let us know.  Documents will be updated no less than once annually and entries are kept up to date on the national website

This set of directories complements the information available in the Perth & Kinross Childcare and Family Information Directory which was published in March 2013.  Copies of this area wide document are being distributed to families through Bookbug packs and Family Information Points and are available on request from the Childcare Strategy Team Tel 01738 472350 E-mail