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September 2017
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Childminders will receive new Health and Social Care Standards
The Scottish Government is sending out copies of the new Health and Social Care Standards to all childminders in Scotland.
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Childminders outshine other daycare services providing higher quality of care
The high quality of childminding services in Scotland is outshining other daycare services in terms of providing high quality care and support, according to the Care Inspectorate.
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Care Inspectorate calls for childminders to be involved in ELC expansion
The Care Inspectorate has published a new report, which highlights that more could be done to support younger children, including two-year olds, into ELC. SCMA believe that childminding services – that already provide high quality, flexible care and support – are best placed to care for our youngest children. The Care Inspectorate has reinforced SCMA’s plea for more local authorities to work in partnership with childminding services to offer high quality funded ELC places for local families with young children.
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Pay & Conditions Survey 2017
Every year SCMA produces an updated version of Pay & Conditions - our negotiating guide for childminders, which gives you details of best practice for childminders in Scotland.
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Scotland could lose childminding workforce claims new report
The latest report published today (11 September) by SCMA on the Current State of Childminding Services in Scotland to Deliver Funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC), shows that a staggering 98% of childminders are still not commissioned to deliver funded ELC.
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Childminders asked to ‘Make Maths Count’
‘Making Maths Count’ is a Scottish Government initiative that aims to encourage more enthusiasm amongst children and young people.
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Pledge your Support for Childminding in Scotland
Your actions can help save childminding services in Scotland. #SOSChildminding aims to further boost our Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) campaign and gather the voices of parents, childminders and other key supporters.
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