Childminders central to childcare ambitions, Scottish Government announces

Childminders will be central to the delivery of the Scottish Government’s massive expansion of childcare in both nurseries and childminders, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said today as she announced plans for a new standard of best practice for the profession.

The standard will include a new training and induction programme that all childminders will be expected to complete prior to registration. Currently, childminders are registered and are inspected but do not have to undertake qualifications in order to register.

The training and induction programme, which will be developed with the Care Inspectorate, will support the development of skills and training for all childminders working in the early learning and childcare sector.

Read the full annoucement on the Scottish Government website

The standard will include a new training and induction programme that all childminders will be expected to complete prior to registration.

Currently, childminders are registered and are inspected but do not have to undertake qualifications in order to register.