Childminders provide opportunities for care, education and play in their own homes for children under 5 years and for school aged children. They are self-employed and negotiate terms and conditions directly with parents. A flexible service is usually provided all year round.
All childminders are required to register with the Care Inspectorate. Help (including financial help) is available to those interested.
Lists of names and addresses of registered childminders are available from Children, Young People and Education, Municipal Buildings, 8-10 Corn Exchange Road, Stirling FK8 2HU, tel: 01786 233179.
More information is available from the Scottish Family Information Service.