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Head Office

Scottish Childminding Association
7 Melville Terrace
Stirling, FK8 2ND.

t: 01786 445377

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


SCMA Head Office is located in Stirling, a short walking distance from the bus and rail stations. Both have regular journeys to and from all major routes.

Our Head Office is open 8.45am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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: Strategic Services Manager

t: 01786 434952

May Fong: Area Manager (East)

t: 0131 332 5204

Millie McLachlan: Area Manager (West)

t: 01389 756593

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

Lynne Murray: Professional Learning Manager

t: 01786 434957

Nina Boyd: ELC and Community Childminding Administrator

t: 01786 434955

Anne Sherry: Systems Administrator

t: 01786 434959

Karen Marshall: Finance Assistant

t: 01786 445377

Greg Marshall: Training Administrator

t: 01786 445377

Sarah Sharp: Strategic Services Administration Assistant

t: 01786 445377

Helen Moody: Marketing Services Administration Assistant

t: 01786 445377

Alastair Simpson: Administration Assistant

t: 01786 445377

Gillian Paterson: Childminding Support Officer

t: 01324 813072

Field Staff

Aberdeen City

Loraine Duncan

t: 01224 764739

Glasgow (Senior Childminding Development Officer)

Jacqueline Spence

t: 01355 238593

Glasgow (Childminding Development Officer)

Michelle Anderson

t: 07551832378

Midlothian and Stirling (ELC Development Officer)

Lisa Mackay

t: 0131 333 0031

Scottish Borders

Raquel Lloyd-Jones

t: 01890 771356

South Lanarkshire

Lisa France

t: 01236 879159

West Lothian

Ruth Sherpa

t: 01506 829933