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SCMA Annual Conference 2017
Scottish Childminding AssociationThis 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 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 learning and development and the mind of a child is crucial to achieving the best start in life for every child. The close relationship between a childminder and their minded child is one of the best ways to nourish their growing brain. When a childminder plays, sings, reads or tells a story and nurtures with healthy food, love and affection then the brain will grow.
Childminders: Pre-birth to three
Scottish Childminding AssociationThis 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 and Families
Childminders: Building The Ambition
Scottish Childminding AssociationThis Open Badge is for Childminders who can demonstrate their understanding of and how they will use Building The Ambition to improve their childminding practice.
Childminders: 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 in Childcare Settings
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.
Childminders: 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