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November 2018
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Community Childminding triumphs to win top award
The SCMA Community Childminding Service in Aberdeen has won a prestigious Quality Improvement Award for its services to help benefit families in the city, and the Family Support Team attended the awards ceremony in Glasgow on Tuesday evening.
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A new meningitis learning resource is now available
How meningitis aware are you? A new health and wellbeing resource has been published by UK-based meningitis charity Meningitis Now that may be a useful learning tool for childminders.
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Lest We Forget - childminders remember
“Remembrance is part of modern British life, culture and heritage. It becomes a particular feature of the public calendar each year when public, private, formal and informal Remembrance events take place throughout the UK. It is about remembering all those who have lost their lives on active service to the Crown and honours the service of the Armed Forces and veterans, and the contribution of their families” The Royal British Legion. Now with Remembrance Sunday on the horizon, childminders across Scotland have been choosing different way to remember members of the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.
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Childminders celebrate Diwali
Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. This year, the festival began on 5 November with the main day of celebrations taking place on Wednesday 7 November 2018 and childminders have been busy celebrating the occasion with their children.
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Our conference was a huge success - now SAVE THE DATE for 2019
Stimulating debate, creative workshops and a huge number of enthusiastic delegates helped SCMA deliver our biggest conference to date! We've already started the planning for our 2019 event which is taking place at the at the Stirling Court Hotel, Stirling on Saturday 28 September 2019. So if you're interested in attending please SAVE THE DATE.
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National Standard for funded ELC: An Update
The Scottish Government is currently setting out the National Standard, which will be a quality criteria for all services providing funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) across Scotland.
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