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Mandatory Training Courses:

As a minimum, all childminders wishing to register with the SCA must have the following:

Please complete our Training & Events Booking Form to book on these courses
(Please note: we do not accept bookings without the completion of this form) Thank you.

We will schedule these courses as often as we can to ensure anyone interested in becoming a childminder can get up and running as soon as possible.  In addition to this we offer a selection of related courses such as Makaton for Beginners & Being Imaginative - see our Additional Training page here.  Please see our Facebook page for our current courses.  

Our training facilities are in Ipswich Suffolk Chamber of Commerce), Haverhill (West Suffolk College), Bury St Edmunds (Christian Resource Centre) and Norfolk Thetford (Charles Burrell Centre) and (Warren Services). 

Accommodation can be booked at The PentaHotel, Ranelagh Rd, Ipswich, IP2 0AD  - they offer a favourable rate to attendees of SCA courses.  The hotel is opposite Ipswich train station and have taxi service available for anyone that attend our events or training venues.

Is there a course you would like to do? Let us know and we can investigate it for you by emailing

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