Scottish Childminding Association

URL
http://www.childminding.org/
Description
The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) is the only organisation dedicated to supporting childminders in Scotland. Our aim is to promote childminding as a quality childcare service. We do this in part by helping SCMA childminders to be the best they can be.
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Childminders: Community Childminding
The badge is awarded to reflective childminders who demonstrate an understanding of what a Community Childminding Service is and what expertise are required to carry out the role of a Community Childminder.
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Childminders: Child Development the childminders role
A childminder has a responsibility to promote and demonstrate a high level of professionalism when carrying out their work with children and families. Developing an understanding of the role of a childminder in supporting children’s learning and developm
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Induction to Childminding
This badge is awarded to potential childminders who demonstrate an awareness of the unique role of a childminder and the requirements of operating a childminding business, including legislation and National Care Standards.
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Childminders: Introduction to GIRFEC
This Open Badge is awarded to childminders who demonstrate and understanding of the Getting it Right for Every Child Framework and how this is put into practice.
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Childminders: SSSC Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers
This Open Badge is awarded to childminders who demonstrate an understanding of the SSSC Codes of Practice.
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Childminders: Working with ADHD and the Autism Spectrum
This badge is awarded to Childminders who can demonstrate knowledge of this topic and associated behaviours that aid them to work in partnership with parents to provide the best possible care and support for their children.
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Childminders: Let's Be Friends
Bullying, or the fear of bullying, is a major concern for children and for their parents, and it can happen anywhere that children come together. It is abusive behaviour that damages the lives of those involved – whether they are being bullied, witnessing i
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Childminders: The Business Side of Childminding
This Open Badge is awarded to Childminders who have attended or completed SCMA Childminding Business Practices training workshop or eLearning programme. Childminders will be required to explain that they have a professional approach to their business, inclu
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Childminders: Inspection Insights
This badge is for Childminders who demonstrate that they are familiar with the process of self-assessment, the inspection methodology and the types of evidence required
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SCMA Annual Conference 2017
This badge is awarded to Childminders who have attended the SCMA Annual Conference 2017 and can demonstrate how they will use what they have learnt at the conference to further develop and improve their practice. A childminder has a responsibility to pr
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Childminders: Safe and Secure (Child Protection)
This Open Badge is awarded to childminders who demonstrate an understanding of the duties, roles and responsibilities they have in relation to child protection. Childminders are required to have an awareness of current legislation concerning child protec
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Childminders: Developing Children's self-esteem
This Open Badge is awarded to Childminders who can demonstrate an awareness of the importance of self-esteem in the early years and throughout life and canshow how they will support, encourage and nurture self-esteem in children and young people.
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Childminders: Child Development -The Childminder's Role
This Open Badge is awarded to childminders who demonstrate an understanding of their role in supporting children’s learning and development. Childminders should also demonstrate an understanding of how to review and develop their practice in this topic.
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Childminders: Infection Prevention and Control in Childcare Settings
This Open Badge is designed to support Childminders to understand the importance of ensuring they provide a safe environment for children to develop and grow. This is at the heart of good childcare practice and allows childminders to reflect on the care the
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Childminders: Equality of Opportunity
This Open Badge is awarded to childminders who demonstrate an understanding of equal opportunities, recognising good practice in relation to childminding and how to challenge discrimination.
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Childminders: Parental Involvement
This badge is awarded to childminders who can demonstrate their understanding on the importance of parental involvement in delivering a quality childminding service.
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Childminders: Building The Ambition
This Open Badge is for Childminders who can demonstrate their understanding of and how they will use Building The Ambition to improve their childminding practice.
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Childminders: Pre-birth to three
This badge is awarded to childminders who demonstrate an understanding of their role in supporting children's development from birth to three, using the key principles of the Scottish framework Pre-birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland's Children a
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Childminders: Early learning and childcare
This Open Badge is awarded to childminders who demonstrate an understanding of the self-evaluation framework for the early learning and childcare sector.
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Childminders: Providing the best support for our youngest children
This Open Badge is awarded to childminders who demonstrate an understanding of the Building the Ambition national practice guidance.
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Childminders: Outdoor Play
This badge is awarded to childminders who demonstrate an understanding on how to develop and improve the quality and provision of outdoor play.
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Childminders: Children's Right's - Participation in Practice
Child Led Participation is one of the core principles that every adult who deals with children and young people should respect. Taking into consideration children’s rights, wishes and making their voice heard is the best way to establish a respectful adult-
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Childminders: Child-Led Planning
This Open Badge is awarded to Childminders who can demonstrate their understanding on how to plan to meet children's needs in all areas of development, so that each child can reach their full potential. Children are happy and fulfilled if their needs are b