Price £40.00 Interactive £25.00 eLearning
Delivery Type Face to face
Training Provider Scottish Childminding Association

Child Development Part 2

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 this role in supporting children’s learning and development is crucial to achieving the best start in life for every child. This course will allow the learner to consider how a nurturing, learning environment impacts on children’s play, learning and development. It will also challenge the learner to consider how they plan for progression and provide experiences for extending children’s play, learning and development in relation to their wellbeing. Learners will also consider children with additional support requirements and their role in providing an inclusive home from home environment with suitable play opportunities available for all children who attend their setting.

This course aims to give childminders the support needed to: 

  • How children learn and develop.
  • Observation and assessment as an aid to children's learning and development.
  • How to support a child and family if there are developmental concerns.

What is it about:

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 this role in supporting children’s learning and development is crucial to the achieving the best start in life for every child. This is embedded within the GIRFEC framework (Getting it Right for Every Child) and underpins improvement of your childminding practice.

Who is if for:

Childminders aiming to better understand their role in supporting children’s learning and development.

Course outcomes

When you have completed this course, you will have core knowledge and understanding of how to

  1. Provide an effective nurturing learning environment.
  2. Be responsive to children’s individual needs.
  3. Collaborate effectively with parents and involve them in decision making.
  4. Be inclusive and adaptive when planning activities.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of self-esteem.
  6. Promote health and wellbeing to the children and families in your care.
  7. Provide effective support during key transitions

Training Provider Overview

We help childminders build on their Continuous Professional Learning. This includes interactive learning courses, e-Learning courses and access to webinars, network meetings, conferences and complimentary courses Taking part in these opportunities enables childminders to take responsibility for both their professional development and that of their childminding service – focusing on children, to help them achieve their full potential. We actively encourage childminders to take the opportunity to build on their knowledge, skills and professional growth throughout their career. SCMA is proud to be a SQA Approved Centre, which means that in addition to providing our own, bespoke learning opportunities, the Learn with SCMA team can also deliver SQA qualifications. The SQA qualification that we currently deliver is the Complete Childminding Learning Pathway - a Work Based Award, which is credit rated at Level 7 on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

Training Provider Contact Details

Provider Name: Scottish Childminding Association

Contact Name: Learn with SCMA

Telephone: 01786 445377



Quality Assurance

SCMA are commited to ensuring that on-going quality improvement is an integral part of our organisation. The Learn with SCMA team aims for continuous improvement in the quality of all aspects of its work as part of its determination to help Learners achieve the highest possible standards.

Our Quality Assurance Policy is in place to ensure such continuous improvement through a process of self-evaluation and action planning. The Quality Assurance Policy and associated procedures involves all employees, Learners and collaborative partners such as the Care Inspectorate (CI), Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS). The quality assurance policy is managed through the existing organisational structure. The quality assurance procedures are founded in a process of regular self-evaluation by teams and internal and external audits and observations, in addition to Learner feedback and local training needs.