Choosing a childminder

1. Make a shortlist of childminders in your area
2. Write a list of your requirements and questions for the childminders, or click here to download our template
3. Arrange to visit your favourite childminders

Matching Service

At SCA we offer a unique opportunity to match your personal requirements as a parent/carer to our database of registered childminders. Fill in our form to be matched with a childminder here

Our childminders

We can guarantee that all childminders registered at SCA have the relevant qualifications and training. Childminders have been DBS checked and are registered on the update service, allowing for termly suitability checks (this extends to members of their households too). All our childminders have the necessary training and documentation and their premises have been inspected to ensure it is suitable for childminding.

Parental support

PARENT Training

At SCA we know being a parent/carer is one of life’s greatest joys, but it is also one of its biggest challenges. There’s hardly a parent/carer on the face of the earth who, at times, is not overawed by the task of parenting. Via The Early Years Training Hub, SCA is offering, for FREE, the UK’s first suite of expertly created parent/carer courses designed to empower you to be the best parent you can be.


If you have concerns over the safety of a child it is essential that you let the relevant people know. Please click here to find your local safeguarding partnership


There are a number of  options available to help you afford childcare for your children. Please click on the links below to learn more and apply for funding. 

30 Hours Free Childcare

15 Hours Free Childcare

Tax Free Childcare

Childcare Vouchers

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