The Scottish Government has asked the Care Inspectorate to scope a learning and development pathway for childminders. This is in response to the recommendations made in the Independent Review of the Scottish Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Workforce and Out of School Care (OSC) Workforce published in 2015. 

An important part of this project is to get the views of parents and carers about why they choose a childminder to care for their child(ren).  


The aim of this scoping project is to recognise and value the unique form of childcare provided by professional childminders and to establish a learning and development pathway that will take a potential childminder from induction to career professional.  

We would be grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this short questionnaire. It should take around 5 – 10 minutes and your responses are completely confidential.

Please complete this questionnaire if you currently use, or have used in the past, a childminder.

Complete the survey by clicking on the link below.

Closing date:  2 September