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Address: Head Office, 7 Melville Terrace, Stirling, FK8 2ND
Telephone: 01506 829933 (local office)
Fax: 01506 829933 (local office)
Email: ruth.sherpa@childminding.org
Website: www.childminding.org
Further information:


  • The SCMA Helpline offers free and confidential support relating to all aspects of your business. Monday-Friday, 10.00am-4.00pm on 01786 449063.

  • Members receive free legal advice and support in relation to issues which may affect your service such as contract disputes.

  • We are rolling out SCMA Continuing Professional Development training nationwide to assist you with your career development. For more information on training in your area, please contact Training Services on 01786 445377 (Option 4).

  • Members can access the online Member's Forum which allows you to network with other childminders, share your experience and receive support as part of a virtual childminding group.


  • We keep you up to date with childminding news and issues through your quarterly magazine, electronic newsletters and through the news feed on the SCMA website - and now you can follow us on Twitter.

  • Members can subscribe to the Early Years Matters magazine for free by contacting Marketing Services on 01786 445377 (Option 1).

  • There are several publications available for free to download from the Member's Zone.


  • Only members can advertise vacancies on our Childminder Search Service at www.childminding.org.

  • Take part in our Childminding Day events which have included special events at theme parks across Scotland.

  • Only members can access our specialised Public Liability Insurance and discounted Home and Car Insurance designed for childminders through Home and Motor Minder.

  • Only members can purchase our contract and promotional items such as clothing and car magnets. You also get extensive discount on our business aids such as combined cashbook and attendance register.

  • There are also several discounts for shops, magazines and days out available for members. details of discounts can be found on the Friends of SCMA page of the website.