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Equality of Opportunity
Scottish Childminding AssociationThis 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.
Childminders: Infection Prevention and Control
Scottish Childminding AssociationThis 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 they provide by raising awareness of health and safety issues when caring for children.
Childminders: Parental Involvement
Scottish Childminding AssociationThis badge is awarded to childminders who can demonstrate their understanding on the importance of parental involvement in delivering a quality childminding service.
Child Development: The Childminder’s Role
Scottish Childminding AssociationThis 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.
Childminders: Child-led Planning
Scottish Childminding AssociationThis 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 being met. Planning helps us meet these needs.
Childminders: Inspection Insights
Scottish Childminding AssociationThis 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
Induction to Childminding
Scottish Childminding AssociationThis 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.
Childminders: Children’s Right’s – Participation in Practice
Scottish Childminding AssociationChild 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-child connection. Child participation is particularly important in childminding, due to the informal nature of the setting
Childminders: Introduction to GIRFEC
Scottish Childminding AssociationThis 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.