Thinking about becoming a childminder?

You’ve come to the right place. Childminding is a hugely rewarding career that provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to children’s development, learning and wellbeing
  • Develop new skills
  • Be your own boss, from your own home
  • Improve work/life balance

Don’t just take our word for it, find out more from some current childminders…



Free Download: Guide to becoming a Childminder
An overview of all things childminding including the role of childminders and a step by step guide to registering with the Care Inspectorate.
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What do I need to do to become a childminder?

All childminders in Scotland need to be registered and inspected by the Care Inspectorate.

Registration can take from three to six months, during which time you will be expected to complete childminding induction training. SCMA has a proven track record in delivering induction training and learning as part of our Childminding Induction Support Programme.

Our Childminding Induction Support Programme is available e-Learning or as Interactive Learning, and we advise booking as soon as possible. You may be able to access this for free through Scottish Government funding or an Individual Training Account (ITA). Please call all our Learn with SCMA team on 01786 445377 to find out what is available.