Welcome to the Early Learning & Childcare Academy Scotland

Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) is changing!

Across Scotland, ELC is modernising and becoming more flexible – this means more opportunities for even more enthusiastic practitioners.

If you live in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire or Moray and have an interest in early learning and childcare browse our pages for information on career pathways to suit you.

The expansion of ELC gives more flexible routes into the sector as a progressive career option with potentially 1,000 jobs in ELC being introduced across the North East.

If you’re looking to start out, come back into or move on in ELC there are various ways to do it successfully – have a look at our routes into ELC and training pages for more details.

Would a career in Early Learning and Childcare suit me?

ELC Practitioners are responsible for giving our children the best start in life – they nurture and enhance creativity to help shape young lives.  If you answer YES to these questions a career in ELC could be perfect for you!

  • Do you want to give children the best start in life in a job with great career prospects?
  • Do you want to help children learn and develop?
  • Do you want to work in a positive environment where every day is different?
  • Would you like to gain new skills and qualifications while working?