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Membership of a trusted organisation like SCMA gives you peace of mind, invaluable support and a chance to make a difference. It says that you're professional, informed and committed to quality.

Childminders are professional Early Learning and Childcare providers, registered with the Care Inspectorate, who work from their own homes. They offer high-quality care in a home-from-home environment and your child will benefit from low adult-to-child ratios and a variety of important developmental experiences.
“It’s an all-round support package that enables me to do my job with peace of mind.”
SCMA member from Fife
“Lots of childminding information is available, I can advertise at no extra cost, and there are great training opportunities.”
SCMA member from Glasgow

Being an SCMA member also gives you lots of exclusive benefits:

Free Advertising

Free advertising

Let parents find you! Advertise your vacancies on our Childminder Search Service.

Childminder Search Service
Learn with SCMA

Learn with SCMA

We provide exclusive e-Learning and workshop-based events for SCMA members. SCMA workshops can come to you – anywhere in Scotland!

Learn with SCMA
Essential business stationery for childminders

Essential business stationery for childminders

Get everything you need from our exclusive online shop. Members can buy contracts supported by our legal support service, cashbooks approved by HMRC, branded clothing and more.


Insurance designed to meet your needs

Our Public Liability Insurance (PLI) is only £35 per year and with SCMA, you can be assured that our PLI is designed specifically for childminders in Scotland.

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SCMA’s insurance partner provider Bluefin offers home and motor insurance tailored to give you peace of mind.


Free childcare and legal helplines

You can count on our experts to listen and help. For peace of mind, with SCMA contracts our legal advisers will represent you – for free – in the Small Claims Court.

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Magazines, essential info and free resources

Stay informed with our e-newsletters, Childminding magazine and personalised updates, guides and resources available through your Membership Dashboard.

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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.

SCMA is an appointed representative of PACEY which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Registered at 7 Melville Terrace, Stirling, FK8 2ND. Underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc. (No. 93792) at St Mark's Court, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1XL. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA).