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Childminding Week 2018

7-13 May | Six days to celebrate Scotland’s quality childminders and one Wild Day Out!

Last year’s award-winning event was such a massive success, we want Childminding Week 2018 (7-13 May) to be even bigger! This is an important year for childminding in Scotland and we need all of you to #CheerforChildminding, raise the profile and improve recognition of childminding.

It's vitally important that childminders are recognised more widely as a valuable part of the professional childcare workforce. After all, you are already providing high quality, flexible care and learning experiences for more than 30,000 children across Scotland.

We need YOU! #CheerforChildminding

This year we want Childminding Week 2018 to be bigger! We want you to get excited, have fun and celebrate the fantastic work you do for your minded children. Join the conversation by sharing your activities and fun ideas with us to #CheerforChildminding.

Become a Childminding Week 2018 Champion by sharing your photos, stories and adventures with us between 7-13 May and we'll share them across Scotland...and you could WIN!

SCMA members will receive their exclusive Childminding Week 2018 toolkit alongside the spring issue of your Childminding magazine. Inside the pack we'll explain our key aims, messages and tools to help you #CheerforChildminding. We’ve also got some great prizes and exclusive offers for SCMA members to enjoy during Childminding Week this year.

If we all cheer together, we'll make a bigger noise!

Whether you’re part of a large childminding group hosting a Childminding Week funday, or a solo childminder taking part in a special messy play activity within your setting – this is your chance to shine and #CheerforChildminding.

Our Key Messages for Childminding Week 2018:

  • Childminders offer quality flexible childcare options, tailored to each child and their family’s individual needs to benefit their overall wellbeing.
  • Childminders stimulate learning and development of children, helping them achieve their full potential and ultimately close the attainment gap.
  • Childminders encourage children to learn, grow and develop as they experience the world through everyday activities and socialising in small groups.
  • Childminders provide support to families and children through transitions, providing a 'seamless' day, security, stability and consistency are key.
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