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Working with Families

This course is for childminders who wish to explore a range of issues which would help them address the needs of children who are ‘vulnerable’ and require some additional support due to their individual situations or social backgrounds.  

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

The needs of the children and families vary considerably, including those in crisis and those living with complex and enduring difficulties.  This course will expand your knowledge base and encourage you to be more confident in supporting a range of children in your care.

The intention of this course is to increase your confidence in your ability to work with a diverse range of children, with a variety of needs, by having the chance to explore some of the relevant issues.
It will cover a variety of topics which will be examined at a deeper level with particular emphasis on factors impacting on children’s emotional development and behavioural responses.

This course aims to give childminders the support needed to: 

Expand your knowledge base and encourage you to be more confident in supporting a range of children in your care.

Course Objectives

  1. To understand the importance of positive relationships with families.
  2. To support families facing complex needs.
  3. To work in partnership and develop professional relationships.

Course Outcomes

When you have completed this course, you will have core knowledge and understanding of how to:
  • support families with additional and sometimes complex needs
  • provide a safe setting for children and families to feel secure
  • be more confident in how you support a child’s emotional and behavioural development


Why should I attend?

By attending this workshop, you will:

  • understand the importance of positive relationships with families.
  • how to support families facing complex needs.
  • how to work in partnership and develop professional relationships.

Who is it for?

Childminders aiming to better understand the diverse needs of some families and how to provide an environment best suited to the child’s individual needs .

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.