Welcome to the ELC Academy

Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) delivery 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 you’ll be interested in browsing this site for career pathways to suit you or click here for more information on the work of the Academy.

The ELC Academy is led by a collaborative of three Local Authorities, training providers and partners who feel passionately about early learning and childcare.

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.

This site will be updated regularly to give you all the information you need to progress your career in early learning and childcare – check back often and keep up-to-date with ELC news across the North East.

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?