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Childminding Week 2021

10-16 May | Seven days to celebrate quality childminding in Scotland | Go wild and #CheerforChildminding!

Over the past year childminders have gone above and beyond to support their minded children and families, as well as providing critical childcare at the height of the pandemic. We want to recognise, celebrate and give thanks for all their hard work and dedication during this year’s Childminding Week.

We believe it's vitally important - now more than ever - that childminders are recognised more widely as a valuable part of the professional childcare workforce. Childminders are already providing high quality, flexible care and learning experiences for more than 30,000 children across Scotland. 

For Childminding Week 2021, we are once again going to be holding the event virtually, due to on-going COVID-19 restrictions on large scale events. However, we remain committed to making the event a success; giving childminders the opportunity to share their stories and photos to showcase their practice, and highlight how valuable childminding is to children, families and communities across Scotland.

That’s what Childminding Week is all about... raising the profile and increasing awareness of childminding in Scotland. What childminders do every day matters, and their positive impact on children and families must be recognised.

Key Messages for Childminding Week 2021:

  • Childminders provide high-quality flexible childcare options, tailored to each child and their family’s individual needs, which helps benefit their overall wellbeing.
  • Childminders stimulate children's learning, development and wellbeing, helping them to achieve their full potential.
  • Childminders encourage children to learn, grow and develop as they experience the world through everyday activities, whilst socialising with their peers in small groups.
  • Childminders provide a constant support to families and children through transitions, providing a 'seamless' day for children. Security, stability and consistent care are key.

Join the Childminding Week conversation and #CheerforChildminding by following us @ScotChildmind on Facebook and Twitter.

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