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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Organisation Details

Address 7 Melville Terrace
City/County STIRLING
Post Code FK8 2ND
Telephone 01786 445377
  • Advice/Information
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Social Care

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.

Our Vision: “Quality childminding… building confident children within a family childcare experience.”

Around 83% of Scotland’s childminders are members of SCMA. As a member, you’ll be part of something bigger than your own business.

SCMA is a voice of childminding in Scotland. We work with our members to help improve the wellbeing and outcomes for Scotland’s children. We also play a big part in influencing change at government level to ensure new legislation is proportional and fits our members’ needs.

As an organisation we help shape policy, share knowledge and guidance, provide training and opportunities for our childminder members.

We give our members a place to turn for help. We work with organisations such as the Care Inspectorate and HMRC to make sure our advice is accurate. We’ll update you on current regulations.

We’re the only organisation 100% dedicated to supporting childminders in Scotland.

We offer practical help, a chance for you to grow and a voice within the world of childminding. We’re not here to make a profit. We work entirely to promote childminding and improve our services for you.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Childminding Induction Support Programme 01786 445 377 More info »
e-Learning 01786 445 377 More info »
Learning with SCMA 01786 445 377 More info »
Specialist Services - Childminder Recruitment 0141 341 0418 More info »
Specialist Services - Community Childminding 01786 445 377 More info »
Specialist Services - Making it Work 01786 445 377 More info »