Big success for Childminding Week 2018

Big success for Childminding Week 2018
We want to say a HUGE thank you to all the SCMA members who made Childminding Week 2018 so special and helped to create such a massive buzz for childminding across Scotland.

Once again, it was YOU who brought Childminding Week 2018 to life! Your messages, photos and stories really made Childminding Week happen and gave us a platform to #CheerforChildminding

We received hundreds of fantastic photos of children across Scotland having lots of great experiences, learning and playing with their childminders. You created a wonderful positive message that will have reached thousands of people – and most importantly, parents.

“Once again, Childminding Week has been a big success,” said Maggie Simpson, Chief Executive of SCMA. “I really enjoyed seeing all of the great activities, parties and outing you arranged for your minded children throughout the week. It looked like you were all having great fun and this is exactly how childminders help to enrich children’s lives through play, laughter and fun."

Our #CheerforChildminding tweets earned almost 20,000 impressions on Twitter during Childminding Week; with our top tweet reaching almost 5,000 people.  On Facebook, you helped us share our key messages and we received a staggering response – with our main post reaching more than 25,000 people across Scotland.

WATCH Childminding Week 2018 and relive the magic!

Look back at your Childminding Week celebrations on Facebook or @ScotChildmind on Twitter. To us, this demonstrates exactly how childminders are making a difference to the wellbeing, learning and development of children every day. 

Our Childminding Week 2018 Champions
A BIG thank you to all the childminders and parents who got involved and embraced Childminding Week this year, helping us spread the word and made lots of noise. Let’s keep the conversation going, and always be ready to #CheerforChildminding!

Congratulations to our Childminding Week 2018 Champions! The individual childminder winner is Sarah Finlay from Fife, and the winning childminding group is Mauricewood Childminding Group from Midlothian. Congrats!

Childminding Day 2018
We were very lucky with the weather again this year - a little help from Mr. Sunshine goes along way, making the big day feel even more special. 

The finale of Childminding Week was Childminding Day, which took place at Blair Drummond Safari Park. Almost 1,400 people made their way to the exclusive Childminding Day SCMA Marquee to spend the day as a VIP.