Help drive SCMA forward | Become an Elected Member

Help drive SCMA forward | Become an Elected Member
As a member of SCMA you are already part of something big – but as an Elected Member you can play an even more influential role and help drive SCMA forward – having your say on the issues that really matter to childminders – just like you – from all across Scotland. 

By joining the Scottish Executive Board, we would invite you to take a seat alongside your fellow childminding colleagues, who bring their local knowledge and true childminding experiences to the table. 

We are currently seeking nominations for nine new Elected Members... 
We you to join us, and we want to hear your voice!

As an Elected Member, you would play an important role in steering the current and future direction of SCMA. Together we will discuss how we can best represent childminders, listen to your ideas, and harness your passion for professional childminding in Scotland. 

SCMA is the only organisation in Scotland dedicated to all aspects of childminding. With almost 3,000 childminder members, we look to our Elected Members to provide a ‘voice for childminding’ and represent the values, views, and priorities of childminders across Scotland. 

Interested in becoming an Elected Member with SCMA? 

Great news! We’d love to have you on-board – alongside your childminding colleagues you’ll be helping to drive the organisation forward. Being an Elected Member gives you the opportunity to make a difference to the progress of SCMA and childminding in Scotland at a national level.

The application process to become an Elected Member with SCMA is very easy to follow, and you will be supported throughout by our team at SCMA.

I’m keen to be involved, but I’m not sure yet - can I find out more?
Yes, of course – you can read our ‘Becoming an Elected Member’ Briefing Sheet, which will give you an overview and a flavour of what it means to serve on the SCMA Board and will answer some of your questions about what is involved. You’ll find this briefing sheet in the Resources section when you login to your Membership Dashboard.

In addition, you can also give us a call for an informal chat – this will allow you to ask questions, get a feel for what being an Elected Member entails, and reassure you of any concerns you may have. Please call Louise Buchanan on 01786 434956 or email      

How do I apply? 

If you would like to put your name forward, please CLICK HERE to complete our Elected Member Nomination Form. Once you have completed the form, please send it by email to or you can post it to Louise Buchanan, Scottish Childminding Association, Argyll Court, Castle Business Park, Stirling, FK9 4TY. 

The deadline for your application is Friday 13 September.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with

SCMA Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The next SCMA AGM will take place week commencing 25 November 2024 (final date to be confirmed). More details about the AGM will be made available in due course.  There are no resolutions proposed for this year.  

If you have any questions or would like to request a copy of the Memorandum and Articles, please get in touch with