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Childminding Week 2020

4-10 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 2020 (4-10 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 2020 Champion and share your photos, stories and adventures with us between 4-10 May and we'll share them across Scotland...and you could WIN!

Our Key Messages for Childminding Week 2020:
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 provide high-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.

Download our exclusive Childminding Week 2020 Toolkit and get involved...

Roary is back! 
Do you remember our cuddly tiger mascot Roary? Well, he’s back for 2020, and ready to #CheerforChildminding once again. Look out for updates from Roary as we get closer to Childminding Week, and join in the conversation @ScotChildmind on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

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