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Men in childcare

Perth and Kinross Council in partnership with Perth UHI run Men in Childcare course. 

Children benefit from having men in childcare settings as they get involved in different types of play, they can be positive role models for boys lacking in this influence in their lives and they get high levels of satisfaction which benefits the children and young people in their care.

This course is the ideal opportunity to find out more about working in childcare and learn alongside like minded men, there is also a placement available to put the learning into practice.  The placement is tailored to the individual, with placements available in ELC/Nursery, Schools, Kids Clubs/Out of School Care or Play.  Placements can also include opportunities to work with the Parenting and Family Learning Team or areas of work that involve children and young people. 

The course involves 2 units, which are accredited with the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA):

  • Development of Children and Young People 
  • Promote the Safety and Wellbeing of Children and Young People 

Dates for the next course will be posted soon.

Feedback from previous attendees:

"I worked in the building trade, but was laid off when work became slow, so I volunteered in my daughter's nursery and loved it. The Men in Childcare night class was brought to my attention, by the teacher. I enrolled and have loved every minute of the course, and I am now work for Perth & Kinross Council as a Play Assistant."

"I took a career break to care for my 2 children. I noticed this evening course being advertised and thought I might go and see what it was about. I completed the course and placement, which I thoroughly enjoyed, and I am now considering a career in teaching."

The Childcare Strategy Team are keen to hear from any men who are interested in taking part in future courses, if they are considering working in childcare or would like to gain additional training to enhance their future career opportunities in sports coaching, teaching or social work.

If you would like to know more or would like to book a place then please complete our application form.  

Last modified on 09 April 2024

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