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Realising the Ambition: Being Me

We are pleased to offer our new Realising the Ambition: Being Me workshop for childminders who wish to further explore this resource and use it to support their childminding setting.  


(PLEASE NOTE: this course is not available as e-Learning)

Realising the Ambition: Being Me builds on the premise contained in the original guidance Building the Ambition and Pre-Birth to Three, that our babies and children deserve the very best experiences throughout their learning journey; before birth and beyond. Realising this ambition can only be achieved if all of our services aspire to provide our babies, children and their families with flexible, accessible and affordable provision of the highest quality. 

Research has shown that children’s life chances, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, can benefit socially, emotionally and cognitively by accessing world class early years education. The golden thread that links provision, opportunity and potential is quality. 

In essence Realising the Ambition: Being Me increases expectations of high quality but still provides the necessary support for all who work within the sector and beyond. 

This course aims to support childminders to:

Understand and use the ‘Realising the Ambition: Being Me’ resource
Apply theory, policy and national guidance within a practical childminding context
Develop and improve their service through self-reflection and practice change

Realising the Ambition: Being Me contains significant learning areas to encourage Continuing Professional Learning (CPL):

draws on past experiences of working with children, reflecting and carrying new ideas forward into current practice
focuses on knowledge of children’s learning and development, and supports areas where childminders are less confident 
provides help in working with children as they progress through different stages of development
empowers childminders to feel confident about the natural design of the curriculum, and for future learning

WATCH | SCMA Introduction to Realising the Ambition Being Me for Childminders 


Following the delivery of our recent successful virtual workshops, we will be planning further dates for Realising the Ambition soon, so watch this space and keep an eye on your email inbox.

Why should I attend?

By attending this workshop, you will learn:

  • how to use the ‘Realising the Ambition: Being Me’ resource
  • how to apply theory, policy and national guidance within a practical childminding context
  • to develop and improve your service through self-reflection and practice change

Who is it for?

All childminders who look after children aged from 0-5 years.  

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.