About us

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the only organisation dedicated to supporting childminders in Scotland.

Our aim is to promote childminding as a quality Early Learning and Childcare service. We do this in part by helping SCMA childminders to be the best they can be.

Our Vision: “Quality childminding… building confident children within a family childcare experience.”

Around 83% of Scotland’s childminders are members of SCMA. As a member, you’ll be part of something bigger than your own business.
SCMA is a voice of childminding in Scotland. We work with our members to help improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland's children. We also play a big part in influencing change at government level to ensure new legislation is proportional and fits our member's needs.
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SCMA Elected Member.
As an organisation we help shape policy, share knowledge and guidance, provide training and opportunities for our childminder members.
We give our members a place to turn for help. We work with organisations such as the Care Inspectorate and HMRC to make sure our advice is accurate.  

Annual Reports

Download the 2017 Annual Report

Annual Reports

Download the 2017 Annual Report

Strategic Plan

Download the 2017 Annual Report

Strategic Plan

Download the 2017 Annual Report