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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. 

If you have a query about SCMA membership or for the Learn with SCMA team, please call 01786 445377. Our lines are open 8.30am-4.30pm. 

For all press and media enquiries, please email


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!

Support from SCMA

SCMA is here to support you at every stage of your childminding career, and sometimes we all need a helping hand. We offer a wide range of support, tools, and resources for our members – helping you to provide the best service you can for children and their families.

Our SCMA Helpline (01786 449063, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm) can help you with any question relating to childminding in Scotland. So, if you feel unsure, have a query, or want to check something - don’t hesitate to pick up the phone to our friendly team.

If you require further in-depth support, SCMA members can access tailored one-to-one support from our Childminding and Membership Support Officers or your local Childminding Development Officer (where applicable). Our team is here to listen and support and guide you on a wide range of issues or concerns that may seem overwhelming on your own. These can often be easily resolved with a quick chat or email exchange.  

To arrange further support please contact the SCMA Helpline (01786 449063, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm) where we will signpost you to the relevant team member, who will be able to offer guidance to meet your needs.

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:

Head Office

Graeme McAlister: Chief Executive

t: 01786 445377

Janine Ryan: Director of Childminding Services

t: 01698 424860

Louise Buchanan: Director of Corporate Services

t: 01786 434956

Millie McLachlan: Director of Services Development

t: 01389 756593

Karen Blair: Finance Manager

t: 01786 434952

Lisa Mackay: Senior Operations Manager

t: 0131 333 0031

Mary Ramsay: Area Manager (West)

t: 01555 870908

Michelle Anderson: Area Manager (Secondment)

t: 01236 733932

Lianne Paton: Marketing and Communications Manager (Workforce)

t: 01786 434953

Caitlin Boyle: Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator (Workforce)

t: 01786 445377

Katie Smith: Marketing and Communications Manager

t: 01786 434954

Jennifer Ross: Communications Co-ordinator

t: 01786 434951

Anna Conry: Digital Marketing and Communications Co-ordinator

t: 01786 445377

Gillian Paterson: Childminding and Membership Support Officer

t: 01324 813072

Hazel Mackie: Childminding and Membership Support Officer

t: 01324 556828

Abbie Dunlop: Workforce Manager (Maternity Leave)

t: 07467174640

Amy Watt: Workforce Manager (Recruitment)

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

Orla Dunn: Training Administrator

t: 01786 445377

Karen Marshall: Finance Administrator

t: 01786 445377

Nina Boyd: ELC and Community Childminding Administrator

t: 01786 434955

Alison Robertson: Services Finance Co-ordinator

t: 01786 434957

Sarah Sharp: Administration Assistant

t: 01786 445377

Helen Sellick: Administration Assistant

t: 01786 445377

Susan McKenzie: Administration Assistant (Maternity Leave Cover)

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 City | Senior Childminding Development Officer

Michelle Anderson

t: 01236 733932

Glasgow City | Childminding Development Officer

Morag Bowie

t: 0141 880 6244

South Lanarkshire | Childminding Development Officer

Lisa France

t: 01236 879159

ELC Childminding Development Officer | West Lothian and Family Childminding Partnership (FCP)

Sonia Watson

t: 01968 678431

ELC Childminding Development Officer | Falkirk and North Lanarkshire

Wendy Smith

t: 01786 445377

ELC Childminding Development Officer | Midlothian and Stirling

Kelly Eckley

t: 01578 722889

School Age Childcare | Childminding Liaison Officer

Karly Obhielo

t: 07467992775

School Age Childcare | Childminding Development Officer

Christina McGrotty

t: 07467991849