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November 2017
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Childminding | College Childcare Payments
Are you having problems receiving payments from parent attending college? If the answer is β€˜yes’ please take part in our online survey today and tell us about your current situation.
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#OddSocks Day for Anti-Bullying Week
Over 30% of children and young people have experienced bullying in the last year alone, according to the Anti-Bullying Alliance. This Anti-Bullying Week 2017, Monday 13th – Friday 17th November, the Anti-Bullying Alliance is asking young people and families to wear #OddSocks on Monday 13 November 2017 to celebrate what makes us all different and all equal.
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The First Minister to appoint Maree Todd as Minister for Childcare and Early Years
The First Minister has announced her intention to appoint Maree Todd as Minister for Childcare and Early Years. Subject to approval by the Parliament and Her Majesty the Queen, Ms Todd will begin to undertake some Ministerial duties immediately.
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Essential Business Information for Childminders
As childminders are self-employed, each year SCMA publishes its Pay & Conditions and Tax & NI guides to support childminders in Scotland with their business practices.
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SCMA celebrates Living Wage Week 2017
SCMA is proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer, and this week we are welcoming the new UK Living Wage rate by celebrating Living Wage Week (5-11 November 2017).
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Have fun with fillings on National Sandwich Day
Get ready to have some fun with fillings and discover new lunchbox favourites. Yes, that perfect occasion to create new taste sensations with your minded children is happening on Friday 3 November ​- National Sandwich Day.
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Childminders give focus to an important piece of legislation
Two SCMA childminders, Liz Stewart and Jackie Brown-Hicks yesterday (Tuesday 31 October 2017) attended the Scottish Parliament with our Chief Executive Maggie Simpson to take part in an Education and Skills Committee Panel to discuss the forthcoming Children and Young People (Information Sharing)(Scotland) Bill.
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