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March 2019
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Care Inspectorate publish a Review of Care Services for Early Learning and Childcare
Care Inspectorate publish a Review of Care Services for Early Learning and Childcare 2014-2017
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Scottish Government to host Childminding Summit for local authorities
The Scottish Government is hosting a Childminding Summit for local authorities on 27 March 2019 in Stirling to ensure parents understand the potential benefits of accessing all or part of their child's early learning and childcare entitlement from a childminding service
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Care Inspectorate encourages healthy eating with the launch of Food Matters
The Care Inspectorate has today (12 March 2019) launched Food Matters, a resource full of good practice examples of how to support children and families to develop a positive relationship with healthy eating. Commenting on the launch of the publication, Maggie Simpson, Chief Executive of SCMA said: "I welcome the launch of this publication, which includes childminders, that celebrates the many ways early learning and childcare settings are supporting children to have positive eating experiences.”
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SCMA Conference Grant Scheme 2019 now open for applications
The Scottish Childminding Association Annual Conference is one of the key highlight in the SCMA events calendar and Lean on Me will be the major childminding conference in 2019. The theme of the conference Lean on Me has been carefully chosen to encompass a myriad of topics including: community, resilience, quality, the importance of strong partnerships, friendship, interventions to address stigma, and thought leadership.
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