Your Childminding Journey

'Your Childminding Journey' is an exciting new online learning and development resource for childminders, helping them gain and develop the key skills they need to promote good long-term quality outcomes for children and young people.

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The resource is for both prospective and registered childminders, with its own website: www.childmindingjourney.scot

The Care Inspectorate began developing the resource in 2016 funded by the Scottish Government, collaborating with childminders and partners: the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA), Care and Learning Alliance (CALA), Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), the Association of Education Directors in Scotland (ADES) and Scottish Government.

This online resource to support development and learning is designed to help both prospective and practicing childminders identify the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to provide the best outcomes for children. This highly practical resource contains a series of statements which reflect quality childcare provision.

These quality statements and supporting information enable childminders to reflect on their service, what they do well and how they could improve. It is not an inspection tool and there is no expectation from the Care Inspectorate that childminders provide evidence against each quality statement.

The resource is for anyone interested in childminding as a profession, whether they are just thinking about a career in childminding, or are already registered and practising. The resource offers an abundance of learning and development that childminders can browse and use according to their own needs to further develop the service they deliver.

 

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