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February 2018
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Significant Audit Scotland report highlights ‘risks’ for Early Learning and Childcare
Audit Scotland – the independent body that ensures public money in Scotland is spent properly and effectively – has highlighted “significant risks” surrounding the Scottish Government's ambition to double the funded hours of Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) by August 2020.
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Pioneering Childminding Project scoops National Health Award
Childminders involved in the very first Scottish pilot have achieved a National Health Award for a pioneering outdoor activity scheme, which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of children.
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The clock is ticking…complete your Annual Return today!
It is essential that all childminders (including inactive services) update and complete their annual return online at eforms.careinspectorate.com before 16 February 2018.
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Website transfer for SCMA’s e-Learning hosts EduCare
SCMA has been notified by EduCare – the online host for SCMA’s e-Learning courses – that planned updates and changes will be made to their website and e-Learning platform from Friday 23 February 2018.
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Parental Involvement Event in Edinburgh
SCMA is aware of a Continuing Professional Learning (CPL) event hosted by Edinburgh University that childminders may find interesting: ‘Parental Engagement...In Conversation With Janet Goodall’.
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