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SCOTTISH BORDERS SUPPORTED CHILDMINDING SCHEME. Margot Black, Early Years Strategy Officer Linda Davidson, Early Years Assessment Team Jill Hosker, Childminding Development Officer, SCMA. What was missing?. What did we hope to achieve?. Nurturing Address inequalities Meet need holistically

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scottish borders supported childminding scheme

SCOTTISH BORDERS SUPPORTED CHILDMINDING SCHEME

Margot Black, Early Years Strategy Officer

Linda Davidson, Early Years Assessment Team

Jill Hosker, Childminding Development Officer, SCMA

what did we hope to achieve
What did we hope to achieve?
  • Nurturing
  • Address inequalities
  • Meet need holistically
  • Early Intervention – prevention
  • Working in partnership with parents, referrers and childminders
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How?
  • SCMA were willing to administer the scheme
  • Joint funding through Sure Start and Childcare Strategy funding
  • Started as a pilot in 2005
who makes it work
Childminders

Recruitment

Training

Referrers

Health Visitors

Teachers

Social Workers

Criminal Justice Team

Voluntary Organisations

Mental Health Organisations

Others

Who makes it work?
the referral process
The Referral Process

childminder

referrer SCMA

current situation
Current Situation

The service continues to grow.

  • 42 childminders registered Borders wide
  • 85 children placed with the childminders so far this year
evaluation
Evaluation
  • Barriers and constraints
  • Resource limitations
  • How well it works – evaluation process
  • Steering Group
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The voice of the parent –

“The service has been an excellent and crucial factor in me being able to start putting our lives back together after an extremely traumatic few months. The service and Laura specifically has really helped develop Megan into a happy, confident and independent child. For that I will always be extremely grateful”.

transferability
Transferability
  • Childminders – largely untapped community resource
  • Dr Christine Stephen Scottish Government funded external review March 2011
  • Early Years Early Action Fund – Stirling and Fife, launched October 2011
  • National opportunity?