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Scottish Childminding Association

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Abbreviation  SCMA
Region served  Scotland
Headquarters  Stirling
Official language  English
Motto  Quality childminding… building confident children within a family childcare experience
Legal status  charity and membership organisation

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is a charity and membership organisation based in Stirling, Scotland. It provides support, training and information to childminders in Scotland. SCMA's Convenor is Hazel Moffat and its Chief Executive is Maggie Simpson.



By law, childminding services in Scotland must be registered with the Care Inspectorate, [1] the independent regulator of social care and social work services across Scotland. The Care Inspectorate regulates childminding services according to the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 and assesses their quality to make sure they meet the National Care Standards which are published by the Scottish Government.

Community Childminding

SCMA’s Community Childminding Service provides short-term childcare for families in need. Community Childminding Services currently operate in Aberdeen, Dumfries and Galloway, Fife, Glasgow, West Lothian and the Scottish Borders.


The Association publishes a quarterly magazine, Childminding magazine, and operates a helpline.


Scottish Childminding Association Wikipedia

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