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October 2017
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Care Inspectorate wants hear YOUR examples of best practice for eating well in the early years
The Care Inspectorate is developing a new resource that will celebrate and share examples of good practice for eating well in all early learning and childcare settings. And they want YOU to get involved.
Childminding Week scoops top award!
SCMA’s Childminding Week 2017 has been named ‘In House Event of the Year’ at the Scottish Event Awards.
Childminders are recognised for “endless play opportunities” and win a Nancy Ovens Scottish Play Award
Two SCMA childminders have won a Nancy Ovens Trust Scottish Play Award under the ‘Play at Home’ category, giving us another reason to #CheerforChildminding.
Childminders encouraged to take part in The Daily Mile
Childminders across Scotland are being asked to encourage their children to walk a mile a day - following a scheme started by a Scottish primary school in 2012.
What do you think of the current Milk Scheme for children under five?
The Nursery and Childminder Milk Scheme entitles children under five, in childcare for more than two hours per day, to receive 1/3 pint of milk free of charge. A survey is asking what you think about the current provision of milk.
Childminding develops a child's mind
Nearly 200 childminders gathered together in the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline on Saturday 30 September 2017 for the SCMA Annual Conference. Designed on the theme of Childminding develops a child’s mind, the conference combined enthralling presentations, a keynote address from the Minister for Childcare and Early Years and a range of innovative and inspiring workshops to make it once again a resounding success.