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September 2020
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SCMA MEDIA RELEASE: Professional childminding on the edge of viability due to impact of COVID-19
SCMA has today (25 September) issued a stark warning that almost half of all professional childminding businesses in Scotland are on the edge of financial viability and require further financial support from Scottish Government. Without this, there could be a major adverse effect on national economic recovery from COVID-19 given the vital role that childcare has in enabling parents to work.
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Strengthening the Case for Financial Support for Childminding: how YOU can help
SCMA is continuing to work to secure financial support for childminding. It is really important that we capture an up-to-date snapshot of the impact that COVID-19 is having on your business, so that we can strengthen the case for childminding.
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SCMA Statement on Financial Support for Childminding
Today’s confirmation of an additional £330,000 financial support for the Childminding Workforce Support Fund presents mixed news for childminders. However, in considering this it is important to separate the Childminding Workforce Support Fund, which SCMA initiated, from the Scottish Government’s Transitional Support Fund which we are aware has caused significant discontent and anger amongst childminders.
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SCMA statement on the mishandling of Scottish Government's Transitional Support Fund
SCMA Chief Executive, Graeme McAlister has recorded a video message for childminders in Scotland regarding the mishandling of Scottish Government's Transitional Support Fund.
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