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Below you will find links to other professional development opportunities on offer in PKC as well as links to partners and external providers.

Introduction to Pre Registration for Childminding

Target Audience: Anyone interested in Childminding

This is a virtual session that explores what childminding is and whether this is right for you and your family. It covers the impact of working from your own home. It also looks at the legislation and regulatory body that childminders are registered with. The course goes on and looks at The Health and Social Care Standards, finishing with registering and running a childminders' service.  

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Date, Time and Venue: 

27 August 2024 - 9.30am - 11.00am or 6.30pm - 8.00pm - online Ms Teams

24 October 2024 - 9.30am - 11.00am or 6.30pm - 8.00pm - online Ms Teams

  

Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: This is a virtual session that explores what Childminding is and whether this is right for you and your family.  It covers the impact of working from your own home.  It also looks at the legislation and regulatory body that childminders are registered with.  The course goes on and looks at The Health and Social Care Standards, finishing with registering and running a childminders service.  This is a short session that will give you a flavour of what Childminding is.  By the end of the course participants should: 

Be able to have a clear understanding of what is expected of Childminders working from homes.  

Be able to make a decision, with the information that has been provided on whether childminding is right for their own circumstances and whether this would be practical. 

Have enough information for them to apply for the Pre Registration Course and take the next steps to become a registered Childminder.

Pre Registration for Childminding

Target Audience: Anyone that has attended Introduction to Pre Registration for Childminding

This is a virtual session and by attending a childminder pre-registration course, this will give you all the information you need to get started as a childminder, including copies of relevant national documents, templates for business paperwork and sample policies.  It is beneficial to attend an Introductory session before booking on a course, however, we appreciate that may not always be possible and will do our best to make other arrangements to discuss the topics covered with people who are keen to attend.

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Date, Time and Venue: 

24 June 2024 - 9.30am - 12.00noon or 6.30pm - 9.00pm - online MS Teams

11 September 2024 - 9.30am - 12.00noon or 6.30pm - 9.00pm - online Ms Teams 

31 October 2024 - 9.30am - 12.00noon or 6.30pm - 9.00pm - online MS Teams

 

Presenter: Shona O'Connor - Perth and Kinross Council 

 

Aims and Outcomes: By the end of the course participants should:

Have an understanding around the Public services Reform Act 2010 (Scotland) and how the act defines childminding. Have greater knowledge and understanding on how to apply to the Care Inspectorate to become a registered Childminder and what the processes requires of them.

Be able to develop a range of policies, procedures and written information that is mandatory within a childcare setting.

Be able to understand and implement local and national guidance and keep up to date with practices.

Be able to access and attended a range of training to support their developing service.

Be able to implement risk assessments for their service.

Be able to identify child protection concerns and know signs symptoms and indicators of abuse.

Be able to understand the importance of Food Hygiene, Infection Control and Health and Safety and how these relate to their own settings. 

 

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Internal applicants

External applicants  

PKC Organisational Development
Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership PK Learning & Development
University of the Highlands and Islands – Perth College
University of Dundee
Children in Scotland
Generations Working Together

One World Centre 

Highland One World

Scotland’s Enterprising Schools
The Open University The Open University - Short Term Programs
Future Learn FutureLearn – online courses from top universities