What's it about?

A childminder has a responsibility to promote and demonstrate a high level of professionalism when carrying out their work with children and families.

Developing an understanding of this role in supporting children’s learning and development is crucial to achieving the best start in life for every child. This course will allow the learner to consider how a nurturing, learning environment impacts on children’s play, learning and development. It will also challenge the learner to consider how they plan for progression and provide experiences for extending children’s play, learning and development in relation to their wellbeing. Learners will also consider children with additional support requirements and their role in providing an inclusive home from home environment with suitable play opportunities available for all children who attend their setting.

This course aims to give childminders the support needed to: 

  • How children learn and develop.
  • Observation and assessment as an aid to children's learning and development.
  • How to support a child and family if there are developmental concerns.

What is it about:

A childminder has a responsibility to promote and demonstrate a high level of professionalism when carrying out their work with children and families. Developing an understanding of this role in supporting children’s learning and development is crucial to the achieving the best start in life for every child. This is embedded within the GIRFEC framework (Getting it Right for Every Child) and underpins improvement of your childminding practice.

Who is if for:

Childminders aiming to better understand their role in supporting children’s learning and development.

Course outcomes

When you have completed this course, you will have core knowledge and understanding of how to

  1. Provide an effective nurturing learning environment.
  2. Be responsive to children’s individual needs.
  3. Collaborate effectively with parents and involve them in decision making.
  4. Be inclusive and adaptive when planning activities.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of self-esteem.
  6. Promote health and wellbeing to the children and families in your care.
  7. Provide effective support during key transitions. 

Why should I attend?

By attending this course, you will explore:

  • How children learn and develop.
  • Observation and assessment as an aid to children’s learning and development.
  • How to support a child and family if there are developmental concerns.

Who is it for?

Childminders aiming to better understand their role in supporting children's learning and development.

e-Learning

This course is available as an e-Learning option. Booking by e-Learning allows you to complete the course at a time that suits you.

Interactive Learning

Our Interactive Learning opportunities provide a networking approach to learning to improve your knowledge and skills. The courses are organised at a venue near you.

On Demand

Our Learn with SCMA team can arrange any SCMA course to come to you - wherever you are in Scotland.  

Provided you know at least six SCMA members interested in a particular course, we can provide the training.  We can arrange for any of our Continuing Professional Learning courses to be organised for groups of 6-20 SCMA members at a date, time and place to suit you and your group.

If you would like to book On Demand Learning with SCMA then please give us a call on 01786 445377.