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.

At SCMA, we recognise that sometimes it’s better to learn in a group environment, where you can interact with colleagues, ask questions and share ideas to improve your knowledge and skills.

Our interactive courses give childminders the opportunity to learn interactively within a group setting. Our wide-range of courses are arranged in venues across Scotland, with our trained facilitators taking your through the course content and providing you with information and guidance.

With Learn with SCMA, childminders can choose to learn via interactive courses or our e-Learning courses. Both platforms cover the exact same content contained within each course, therefore the method of learning is entirely your decision - what will best suit your needs, location and circumstances?

The childminder’s preference always comes first - whether you prefer an interactive form of learning or a more flexible online approach - the choice of how you Learn with SCMA is yours.

SCMA offers childminders very high-quality learning programmes, that are equally valued by childminders across Scotland.  Our interactive learning courses offer the opportunity for childminders to come together, learn and share ideas in a stimulating environment.

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“I enjoyed the interactive learning course; it was very informative and I learnt new things through group discussions. It made me aware of things I hadn't thought of before, and I was able to discuss these with others.”

SCMA Member

Why should I choose
to learn interactively?

You will:

  • Learn from colleagues and share experiences to help you develop your skills.
  • Become more confident about your childminding business.
  • Enhance the service, care and learning you provide to children and their families.

Who is it for?

All childminders who would like to keep their CPL up-to-date. Our learning is designed for childminders and brings together a range of courses to suit the specific needs of our sector.  SCMA work with a range of stakeholders to ensure our learning materials are professional, up-to-date, relevant, and innovative.

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.


We provide a range of e-Learning courses for childminders.

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.

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