Training for Childminders from the Scottish Government

Training for Childminders from the Scottish Government
Childminders in Scotland are to benefit from a new suite of free online training resources from the Scottish Government that aim to complement our Learn with SCMA programmes.

The new resources – which will be open to all Early Learning and Childcare providers, including childminders - will offer additional information on issues such as responding to additional support needs, delivering learning outdoors and supporting the development of children’s early language and literacy.

Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd MSP, spoke about these upcoming new training resources at our SCMA Annual Conference in Stirling on Saturday.

Ms Todd said: “Childminders play an invaluable role in providing a nurturing setting for young children, helping them to have the best possible start in life.

“The expansion of funded Early Learning and Childcare goes hand-in-hand with improving quality in the sector, and Continuous Professional Learning [CPL] is essential to maintain skills and awareness of best practice.

“These resources will support all of the fantastic staff in our early learning and childcare sector, helping them to develop in their role and continue to provide our children with high quality care and learning.”

The initiative is part of the Scottish Government’s drive to increase the quality of Early Learning and Childcare services ahead of the near doubling of childcare entitlement from August next year.

These new training resources are currently in the development stage with the Scottish Government and are not yet available to access. However, childminders should stay tuned to for the latest updates.