<h1>Think STEM: Science Inquiry and STEM Outdoors</h1>

The aim of this course is to promote STEM science inquiry skills and STEM outdoor opportunities in your childminding setting, including:

Providing quality play opportunities for children to learn more about science and nature
Recognising and encouraging STEM activities within your outdoor learning
Becoming a confident STEM facilitator in your setting and use science inquiry skills
Recognising where STEM fits into the Curriculum for Excellence

All e-Learning courses cost £25 each.
Please call the Learn with SCMA team on 01786 445377 to book a course and find out more.

Why should I attend?

This course provides you with an overview of STEM and how it can be incorporated into outdoor play and learning within your service, with references to the Curriculum for Excellence so you can easily demonstrate how you are meeting outcomes for children and provides valuable evidence for your inspection. 

Who is it for?

Childminders who want to engage with STEM and enhance the learning and play experiences for minded children. 

STEM is a hot topic, and to help stimulate children's learning, we must encourage them to take interest in STEM-related themes.


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 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.