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May 2016
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Stirling childminders have their say on proposed new National Care Standards
SCMA childminders from the Braehead and Broomridge Childminding Group based in Stirling recently hosted a group session to have their say about proposed New National Care Standards. Joining the group was Henry Mathias, Strategic Lead for the Review of National Care Standards; Maggie Simpson, Chief Executive of SCMA; and Lynne Murray, SCMA Quality Improvement Officer.
SCMA welcomes Mark McDonald MSP as new Minister for Childcare and Early Years
On behalf of childminding in Scotland Maggie Simpson, Chief Executive of the Scottish Childminding Association has welcomed the appointment of Mark McDonald MSP as the new Minister for Childcare and Early Years.
Challenging Gender Stereotypes
Zero Tolerance has produced a webinar: ‘Challenging Gender Norms and Stereotypes’ designed specifically for childminders.
New ‘Introduction to Childminding’ e-Learning goes live!
Completing our ‘Introduction to Childminding’ course has never been easier with SCMA’s new e-Learning programme.
FREE EVENT Attached to Nature with Jan White
Interested in the importance of outdoors in a young child’s development? Then you are invited to join author and early year’s expert Jan White, at a FREE Attached to Nature event taking place at 7pm on Wednesday 25 May 2016 at New King’s, King’s College, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen AB24 3EB.
Statement regarding Liam Fee from SCMA
Chief Executive of Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA), Maggie Simpson, said; “The details of the Liam Fee murder trial have shocked and saddened us and serve as a reminder that we all have a duty to protect our children.
Around the World with Bookbug Week 2016
Preparations are well underway for Bookbug Week 2016 (16-22 May 2016) with themed events taking place in every local authority in Scotland and some special appearances from some of the UK’s best-loved children’s authors and illustrators.