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A great big cheer for childminders

As our friends north of the border, the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) get ready to celebrate Childminding Week 2017 from 8 – 14 May, we want to support them and join in this celebration by sharing inspiration from our members about why they love working in childcare!

Childminding Week is a fantastic opportunity for SCMA and PACEY to help raise the profile of childminding and showcase how rewarding and fulfilling it can be as a career choice.

Like our Digital Communications Manager Lizzie pointed out in her latest blog, it's important to take a moment to remember the reasons we do the work we do.

We know the challenges being faced everyday so we want to keep recognising how important childminders are to the childcare sector. We have recently highlighted this on Huffington Post 'Use Them or Lose Them -The Case of the Overlooked Childminder'.

With these challenges in mind, we want to hear from our members about why you love being a childminder and what keeps you motivated.

We’ve already heard from some of our members about why they love their job…

Why are you proud to work in childcare? 

Get involved

Let’s join in the Childminding Week conversation by sharing ideas, inspiration and moments of joy that you get to experience every day, working with children.

Get in touch with us on Twitter or Facebook using #ChildminderChampion and tell us why you love what you do.

To kick-start a wonderful week of cheering for childminders, share our videos of childminders Maisie and Dorothy to celebrate high quality childcare and the joy it brings to children and their families.

Are you interested in becoming a childminder? Read the rest of our childminder stories and get all the information you need to get started.