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Perth & Kinross Council's Childcare Strategy Team works with people who are considering childminding as a career by running free introductory sessions and pre-registration training courses as well as offering start-up grants and ongoing support.

Members of the public are being invited to attend an event on Monday 23 April 2018 where design proposals will be on display for the next stage of the project to transform St Paul's Church in Perth city centre into a public arts and events space.

Outstanding staff and leadership, delivering high quality services, and innovative practice for children and young people in Perth and Kinross have been recognised by the Care Inspectorate in a report published this week.

Young performers and bands from Perth and Kinross are being invited to be part of a colourful and exciting event this summer, as part of Perth's contribution to the Year of Young People 2018.

Efforts to reduce energy consumption in Council buildings, and its consequent costs, are the subject of a report to the next Property Sub-Committee on Monday 16 April 2018.

As part of Perth's contribution to the Year of Young People 2018, young traders and entrepreneurs from Perth and Kinross are being invited to take part in a very special Youth Market event in the Fair City this June.

There are many challenges for children who are about to become teenagers, and for their parents or carers. To provide support to young people and their families, Perth & Kinross Council's Strengthening Families Programme will again be offering free evening sessions over a seven-week period at various locations across the local area, starting in late April 2018.

Leaders of the Tay Cities Deal will be met today, (Tuesday 3 April), to visit Perth and Kinross and view the progress of projects focussed on developing culture and tourism throughout the local region. These projects are key to the economic growth of Perth and Kinross and its neighbours.

Following adverse weather conditions at the end of February 2018, the Perth and Kinross Cross Country Championships for primary and secondary schools has been rescheduled to Wednesday 28 March 2018.

'Getting It Right...Keeping Your Child Safe', the annual free online safety seminar organised by Perth & Kinross Council and partner agencies, has been rescheduled, following severe weather in early March, to Thursday 17 May 2018.

Perth & Kinross Council has been rolling out ParentPay to its schools over the last two years as the preferred method of payment for school activities.

Following a major re-tendering of local bus services and school buses by Perth & Kinross Council, there will be a number of changes in the Perth and Kinross area from Monday, 16 April 2018.

Perth Crematorium is presenting a £5,000 donation to Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance which is based at Perth airport. This is the latest in a series of donations the Crematorium has made to good causes.

Statutory consultation periods for two Perth and Kinross primary schools start today, giving parents and other interested people the opportunity to view and comment on proposals for the futures of the schools (Monday 19 March 2018).