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Childminding Week 2019

6-12 May | Six days to celebrate Scotland’s quality childminders and one Wild Day Out!

Each year, this award-winning event is always a massive success, we want Childminding Week 2019 (6-12 May) to be bigger than ever! This is another 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

We want you to get excited, have fun and celebrate the fantastic work you do for your minded children. Join the Childminding Week conversation and #CheerforChildminding by sharing your activities and fun ideas with us. Become a Childminding Week 2019 Champion and share your photos, stories and adventures with us between 6-12 May and we'll share them across Scotland...and you could WIN!

Roary is back! 

Do you remember our cuddly tiger mascot Roary that you named for Childminding Week back in 2017? Well, he’s back, and ready to #CheerforChildminding once again. After a long break away visiting some relatives in the Mangrove region of India, Roary is back in Scotland and is counting down to biggest Childminding Week celebration ever! He’s been all across Scotland visiting and sharing some of his highlights and telling us what he’s been up to.

He loves Scotland with all his heart – and although his roots are in India – bonnie Scotland is his home, and he’s homeward bound for this year’s Childminding Week! Have you been following his homecoming journey on our Facebook and Twitter pages @ScotChildmind? Take a look, join the conversation and find out where Roary has been to #CheerforChildminding


We want to hear you roar…just like our Roary! So, this year we’re asking you to film you and your minded children lip-syncing to Katy Perry’s hit song ‘Roar’ and use the hashtag #HearMeRoar and #CheerforChildminding to celebrate during Childminding Week 2019.  Plus, you could win a Childminding Week Goody Bag! 

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 2019
Childminders stimulate children's learning, development and wellbeing, helping them to achieve their full potential and ultimately close the attainment gap for Scotland's children.
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 offer quality flexible childcare options, tailored to each child and their family’s individual needs to benefit their overall wellbeing.
Childminders provide a constant support to families and children through transitions, providing a 'seamless' day for children. Security, stability and consistent care are key.

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