Training courses for childcare staff

The  Childcare Strategy Team organises a series of Continuing Professional Development opportunities which may be accessed by people working within early years and childcare services, including volunteers and committee members.

icon Childcare Strategy Training Bulletin 2018-19 [310Kb]

Courses offered include the following:

  • Asthma & Epi Pen
  • Building the Ambition
  • Child Protection
  • Emergency First Aid at Work and Baby & Child First Aid
  • Food Hygiene
  • Infection Control
  • Pre Birth to Three
  • Risk in Play
  • The Behaviour Challenge

See icon course outlines [186Kb] for information on course content.

Training courses managed by Education & Children's Services Training and Development Unit are listed on the ECS Learning Hub. Most of these courses are only open to Perth & Kinross Council staff and professionals working in childcare settings which are in partnership with Perth & Kinross Council.  However some are more widely available, please check the target audience identified in course descriptors.

Booking places on courses

Provisional bookings should be made by phone or e-mail but all applications for courses must be made on a icon CC1R Application Form [210Kb] and returned to or sent to the Childcare Strategy Team, The Community Wing, Perth Grammar School, Gowans Terrace, Perth PH1 5AZ.  The closing date for applications is three weeks before the date of the course and you should receive confirmation of your place two weeks before the date of the session.

Training updates by e-mail

If you want to be kept up to date on training opportunities, send an email to with "Training Information by E-mail" in the subject box detailing your full name, contact telephone number and childcare setting.

Contact details

Childcare Strategy Team

Perth Grammar School Community Wing, Perth, PH1 5AZ
Tel 01738 472350