What's it about?

Child participation is one of the core principles that every adult who deals with children and young people should respect.

This course aims to improve knowledge about child-led participation and to provide childminders with guidance for good practice. It will provide practical examples on how to promote participation in a childminding service whilst looking at ways to evidence this in practice.

This course aims to give childminders the support needed to:

  • Establish meaningful ways of involving children in a childminding service.
  • Identify ways to capture and prove that participation takes place and is valued within a childminding service, in line with Care Inspectorate Standards.
  • Explain your understanding on the United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and what this means in practice.

Key learning during this course includes understanding and explaining:

  1. Child-led participation and how you establish meaningful ways of involving children in your childminding service.
  2. Methods used to prove participation is taking place in a childminding practice.
  3. How participation is valued in a childminding setting, in line with the Care Inspectorate Standards.
  4. The benefits of true participation for children and childminders.
  5. How to check that a childminding practice recognises and respects children and young people’s rights.
  6. How to take opportunities to help others to understand the importance of children and young people’s rights.

Course outcomes:

When you have completed this course, your core knowledge and understanding will include:

  1. A knowledge of the United Nations Convention Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
  2. Legal and work setting requirements on equality, diversity, discrimination and rights.
  3. The role in promoting children and young people’s rights, choices, wellbeing and active participation.
  4. The duty to report any acts or omissions that could infringe the rights of children and young people.
  5. How to deal with and challenge discrimination.
  6. The rights that children and young people have to make complaints and be supported to do so.

Why should I attend?

By attending this course, you will learn how to:

  • Establish meaningful ways of involving children in your service. 
  • Identify ways to capture and prove that participation takes place and is valued within your service, in line with Care Inspectorate Standards.

Who is it for?

Childminders wishing to increase their awareness of Children’s Rights with specific focus on Child-Led Participation when caring for children. 

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.