This course is currently under review and will be available to SCMA members as e-Learning soon.  
If you would like to find out more, or add your name to the interest list for this course, please email

The aims of this course are: 

  • To enable childminders to understand their role in supporting children’s learning and development through child-led play.
  • To enable childminders to review and develop their practice in observation, assessment, and planning. 

The objectives of this course are:

  • To gain a better understanding of what child-led play is by exploring play and how children learn.
  • To help you understand the importance of play, environment, experiences, and resources.
  • By exploring observation and assessment as an aid to forward planning to help build children’s self-confidence.

Please call the Learn with SCMA team on 01786 445377 to find out more.

Why should I attend?

By attending this course, you will explore:

  • How planning can support children’s development and enrich their experience.
  • Child-led planning and individual care plans.
  • How to enhance your own enjoyment, satisfaction and confidence in a job well done.

Who is it for?

Childminders who wish to improve or develop a planning system responsive to children’s needs, in line with current legislation and guidance.


This course is currently under review and will be available for SCMA members via e-Learning soon. 

If you would like to find out more or add your name to the interest list for this course, please email

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 eight 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 8-20 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.