Becoming a childminder

We aim to make sure that good quality, affordable childcare is available to meet the needs of all families across Aberdeenshire and we offer help for childminder: 

You need to register with Care Inspectorate to become a childminder.


We offer free induction training for childminders, running throughout the year. The topics include:

  • partnership with parents
  • taking the professional approach
  • promoting positive behaviour
  • an introduction to child protection

To apply for this course or for more information, contact the Scottish Childminding Association.

Promoting childcare services

You can promote your services via the Scottish Family Information Service website. A wide range of establishments across Aberdeenshire, including health centres, schools, workplaces, libraries, and job centres advertise this website.  


For more information about becoming a childcare worker and funding, contact:  

Childcare Strategy team
Midmill Primary School 
Carnie Road 
AB51 0QH   
Telephone: 0800 298 3330