Childminder recruitment

Are you interested in a career in childminding?

The Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA), with funding from the City of Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government, is recruiting 30 new childminders across Edinburgh right now.

Childminders are self-employed business owners who come from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds. 

The project provides a fantastic package of fully-funded support and training for successful applicants, providing everything needed to establish a new childminding business.

You will be supported every step of the way by a dedicated member of the SCMA team. This includes induction training and support through the registration process to establishing your new business.

Once you are registered with the Care Inspectorate and HMRC, you have access to a start-up grant to reimburse you for some of the initial costs from setting up your new business from home. 

Find out more and apply at

If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Edinburgh Guarantee team at