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The SCA Team

SCA pride themselves on warm, friendly approachable professional Early Years teachers, practitioners and childminders working across the UK. The SCA Team regularly undertake training to maintain a high quality level of support rigorous training and effective regulation. All staff have excellent knowledge of the New EYFS 2021 & Children's Development Matters 2020, 

With over 40 years’ experience in childcare and teaching, SCA have the skills, knowledge and experience to offer childminders valuable support. SCA not only offer comprehensive professional development to childminders but also opportunities for further education and a progressive career path.

Nothing is too much trouble for the SCA Team, there's no such thing as a silly question, feel free to ask them anything!                    

Claire Chapman – Director:  

Claire Chapman, Director and founder of SCA, registered childminder for over 20 years and working mother of 4 and a grandmother, with a BA Honours Degree, trained Senco and a wealth of qualifications. Claire recognised the need for high quality, better regulated and supported childminding settings across the UK. Her vision is to ensure better care, experiences and education for children and their families by creating a network of excellent childminders who are trained to enable all children to achieve their fullest potential in a safe and supportive environment.

Linda Mitchell - Advisor/Office Administrator:  

Linda is a Health and Children’s Centre Manager for the local authority and has achieved the NPQICL (National Professional Qualification of Integrated Centre Leadership).  Within her varied role Linda line manages a team of Family Support Practitioners who, on a daily basis, implement the EYFS within children centre and outreach services. Linda has also undertaken recent training of safer recruitment      processes and is experienced in this.

Michelle Boreham - Senior Childminder Agency Manager                                                        

Michelle has been in childcare since 2005 as a qualified Early Years teacher. Michelle has up-to-date Early Years Foundation Stage qualifications along with Designated Safeguarding lead training

Donna Hollis  - Childminder Agency Manager         

Donna has been working in childcare since 2006 as a qualified childminder, working mother of 2

All SCA Agency Managers have up-to-date Early Years Foundation Stage qualifications along with being Designated Safeguarding leads and are all currently working as childminders. 

Agency Managers provide SCA childminders with consistent and regular support from implementing the EYFS to for fill their Statutory requirements, Planning and Observations, Monitoring visits to get QAI ready to Early Years Funding and much more. 

Parent/Childminder Matching Service - our Agency managers support both parents/carers and childminders to give them the service they need and the facilities they require, saving time for both parties.

SCA believe childminders are central to the Early Years sector in this country and we want them to be recognised, as such. In order to offer the highest quality of care and early education to children childminders need access to ongoing advice, support and training, whether it's by email, face-face or over the phone.  

Quality Assurance Inspectors 
SCA have their own friendly Inspectors who are qualified early years teachers, also Designated Safeguarding Leads, they all hold various qualifications regarding the childcare sector and keep up to date with current legislation. SCA Inspections are graded the same as Ofsted using the current Inspection Framework:

Outstanding – Grade 1          Good – Grade 2             Requires Improvement – Grade 3                Inadequate – Grade 4

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