Want to work from home? Be your own boss?
Fit your hours around your family?
Childminding could be your ideal career.

Find out more



You’ll probably have a lot of questions about how to get started. SCMA experts have written A Guide to Becoming a Childminder to provide some of the answers. Call our Helpline now for your free copy.

Before you begin:
  • Get A Guide to Becoming a Childminder – call the SCMA Helpline on 01786 449063
  • Take a look at the National Care Standards
  • Register with the Care Inspectorate on 0845 600 9527
  • Take out SCMA membership and Public Liability Insurance

Hone your skills


Taking part in local training events can help you to register as a childminder. And it says to your clients that you’re serious about providing quality childcare. 

Whether you’re still considering a career in childminding or are all set to begin, you can come along to our induction training. Almost everyone who attends the training goes on to become a childminder.

Learning all about child development can also help to keep you engaged in your work. And we’ll encourage you to continue learning with SCMA throughout your career. 

Our training lets you build up new knowledge and skills that can help you to develop your childcare business – at the pace that’s right for you.

Learn with SCMA...
Get In Touch With SCMA
HEAD OFFICE: 01786 445377
Option 1: For members of SCMA
Option 2: For non-members of SCMA
Option 3: Training services
SCMA HELPLINE: 01786 449063
Open Mon - Fri / 10:00 - 16:00
Funding to Learn
You can receive £200 towards the cost of learning with SCMA, as our training qualifies for ILA Scotland funding. Apply for an ILA200 account...
Childminding Groups
Get to know other childminders in your area. A childminding group lets you share ideas and information, and can be a great source of friendship and support. Find a local group...
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