Funding secured to support future childminders with our Induction Support Programme

Funding secured to support future childminders with our Induction Support Programme

SCMA has once again been successful in its on-going efforts to gain additional funding from the Scottish Government to support potential childminders access our Childminding Induction Support Programme.

Following the closure of applications for Individual Training Accounts (ITA) in February 2020, SCMA appealed to the Scottish Government and highlighted that many potential childminders could not be able to gain the necessary training to become a childminder until ITA applications re-open.

Thanks to our on-going positive relationship with the Scottish Government, our plea was recognised - especially in light of this crucial time to ensure adequate recruitment of high-quality childcare professionals to support Early Learning and Childcare - and awarded SCMA with this much-needed injection of funding.  

Head of Childminding Services at SCMA, Janine Ryan, said: “We are relieved and pleased to have been awarded this additional funding to support future childminders and remove the financial hurdle of self-paying for our Childminding Induction Support Programme.

“This funding will ensure that individuals who have expressed an interest in becoming a childminder and those who are awaiting the re-introduction of ITAs can now gain full access to our training and support programme as soon as possible.”

If you are planning to become a childminder, you can benefit from this additional Scottish Government funding* – which covers the full £200 cost of the Childminding Induction Support Programme - by calling 01786 449063 to find out more and book.

We are proud to support potential childminders and help them build strong foundations and begin their childminding journey with SCMA.

Read more about Becoming a Childminder and download our FREE Guide to Becoming a Childminder.


*subject to availability