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March 2017
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Childminders encouraged to enter the 2017 Scottish Play Awards
Could YOU be an award winner? The 2017 Scottish Play Awards are now open for entries, and SCMA is encouraging you to get involved.
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Paediatric First Aid for Childminders from SCMA
SCMA is pleased to provide our members with access to a quality Paediatric First Aid, tailored specifically for childminders.
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Securing a future role for childminders
One of the main outcomes of the Scottish Government Blueprint Consultation on Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) is that ‘childminders will have a key role in delivering the expanded funded entitlement’. This was part of the announcement made today by Mark McDonald MSP, Minister for Childcare and Early Years.
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New Community Childminding Training from SCMA
SCMA is proud to announce that our new Community Childminding one-day workshop and e-Learning programme will be available from April 2017.
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New Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland
The Scottish Parliament has nominated Bruce Adamson to be the new Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland. Her Majesty the Queen will formally appoint Mr Adamson to the position in May 2017, who will succeed Tam Baillie.
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Care Inspectorate Self-Assessment Update
All care services in Scotland, including childminders, will be receiving an email from the Care Inspectorate in the next few days regarding self-assessments.
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