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Head Office

Scottish Childminding Association
Argyll Court, Castle Business Park,
Stirling, FK9 4TY.

t: 01786 445377

For any query or question relating to childminding, please call our SCMA Helpline: 01786 449063. Our Helpline is open Monday-Friday, from 10am-4pm. 

All SCMA email addresses are

For queries and concerns regarding the impact of coronavirus on your childminding business, please take a look at our dedicated COVID-19 webpage and FAQs and our latest news.


SCMA Head Office is on the ground floor of Argyll Court and can be accessed through double doors to the foyer area. Our reception is located to the left of the stairs.

Car Parking
Limited car parking spaces are available in Argyll Court. 

Travelling by Train/Bus
Check the train times at National Rail Enquiries to reach Stirling Railway Station to SCMA. From the station, it takes 7 minutes by taxi to get to SCMA. There is also a Park and Ride Bus service available, and you can view further information about the Castleview Circular route on Stirling Council's website.

We’re here to help

Our Helpline is open
Monday to Friday,
from 10am-4pm.

Call: 01786 449063

No question is too small!

Working together to support those with additional support needs.

SCMA is working towards becoming an equal opportunities employer and we try and recognise that every individual and their circumstances are unique. If you are contacting our organisation and have additional support needs, then please let us know so we can work together on your requests.

Who we are.

Below you will find a list of all key contacts at SCMA, and to the right, all Field Staff.

Head Office

Graeme McAlister: Chief Executive

t: 01786 445377

Janine Ryan: Head of Childminding Services

t: 01698 424860

Louise Buchanan: Head of Corporate Services

t: 01786 434956

Karen Blair: Finance Manager

t: 01786 434952

Millie McLachlan: Services Development Manager

t: 01389 756593

Lisa Mackay: Area Manager (East)

t: 0131 333 0031

Mary Ramsay: Area Manager (West)

t: 01555 870908

Lianne Paton: Marketing and Communications Manager

t: 01786 434953

Katie Smith: Marketing and Communications Manager

t: 01786 434954

Jennifer Ross: Communications Co-ordinator

t: 01786 434951

Gillian Paterson: Childminding and Membership Support Officer

t: 01324 813072

Hazel Mackie: Childminding and Membership Support Officer

t: 01324 556828

Abbie Dunlop: Workforce Manager

t: 07467174640

Amy Watt: Workforce Officer

t: 07467156517

Amy Walsh: Database and Membership Administrator

t: 01786 434959

Susannah Knox: Professional Learning Manager

t: 01475 630858

Amanda Cunningham-Gray: Training Co-ordinator

t: 01786 434958

Sophie Dennistoun: Training Administrator

t: 01786 445377

Karen Marshall: Finance Administrator

t: 01786 445377

Alison Robertson: Services Finance Co-ordinator

t: 01786 445377

Nina Boyd: ELC and Community Childminding Administrator

t: 01786 434955

Sarah Sharp: Strategic Services Administration Assistant

t: 01786 445377

Helen Sellick: Marketing Services Administration Assistant

t: 01786 445377

Field Staff

Aberdeen City (Senior Childminding Development Officer)

Loraine Duncan

t: 01224 678819

Aberdeen City (Childminding Development Officer)

Claire Shepherd

t: 01330 860201

Fife (Community Childminding)

Gillian Paterson

t: 01324 813072

Glasgow (Senior Childminding Development Officer)

Michelle Anderson

t: 01236 733932

Glasgow City (Childminding Development Officer)

Morag Bowie

t: 0141 880 6244

Midlothian and Stirling (ELC Childminding Development Officer)

Kelly Eckley

t: 01578 722889

Scottish Borders

Raquel Lloyd-Jones

t: 01890 771356

South Lanarkshire

Lisa France

t: 01236 879159

West Lothian, Falkirk and North Lanarkshire (ELC Childminding Development Officer)

Sonia Watson

t: 01968 678431