An integral part of a professional childminding service is developing effective partnerships with parents. In this course you will learn the benefits of working in partnership with parents, and have access to practical examples of how best to overcome any barriers you may encounter.

The objectives of this course are:

  • To understand why we focus on parental involvement; why it is important, and parental involvement vs. parental engagement.
  • To define the benefits of parental involvement - there are mutual benefits for parents, childminders, children, and society.
  • To discuss the barriers to parental involvement and seek practical solutions to them.
  • To establish meaningful ways of involving parents in your childminding service, to contribute to a high-quality service and improve outcomes for children.

SCMA members should login to the Membership Dashboard to book and access this e-Learning course.

All our e-Learning courses cost £25 each. If you require any assistance, please contact the Learn with SCMA team on 01786 445377 or email

Why should I attend?

By attending this course, you will learn how to:

  • Explore practical solutions to barriers of outdoor play.
  • Establish meaningful ways of involving parents in a childminding

Who is it for?

Childminders aiming to achieve an effective partnership with parents and carers. 


This e-Learning course is now available for SCMA members to book and access, via the Membership Dashboard.

If you require any assistance, please contact the Learn with SCMA team on 01786 445377 or 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.