Time for a New Year fresh start to your Childminding Business

Time for a New Year fresh start to your Childminding Business
The start of the New Year is the perfect time to reflect, organise and prioritise – whether it be your fitness regime, healthy eating, your wardrobe, or your childminding business.

Taking a step back to look at the big picture, and taking stock of your service provision, your business and how you operate as a childminder is always a good thing to do – and now is the ideal time to get started…

You may be classed a self-employed sole trader, but you’re not alone – you’re a part of SCMA.

SCMA provides a range of business support tools for its members, including contracts, cashbooks, free business guides, access to our legal helpline and our online Childminder Search Service, which requires members to update and re-fresh their details regularly.

With almost 65,000 hits each month our Childminder Search Service – where parents can search and browse childminders in their area – is our most popular part of the website. Adverting your childminding service on the Childminding Search Service is completely free and part of your membership with SCMA.

However, it is vital that you keep your Childminder Search profile up-to-date and ensure that the details of your service are correct – in particular the number of vacancies you currently have. So, don’t forget to login to check and update your profile every so often.  

It’s also important to mention if you’re a provider of funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) and what spaces you have available for parents and families who have found your profile and wish to use your childminding service. 

Take a look at your winter issue of Childminding magazine and turn to page 10 to read about the business tools that support your childminding – and make the most of your SCMA membership.

Login to the Membership Dashboard to update or create your Childminder Search Profile.