The Early Learning &
Childcare Academy
Supporting quality practice
for Scotland's future
The Early Learning &
Childcare Academy
Supporting quality practice
for Scotland's future
The Early Learning &
Childcare Academy
Supporting quality practice
for Scotland's future

Thinking of becoming an Early Learning
and Childcare Practitioner?

Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) is changing and you can play your part in the development of this exciting sector in the North East of Scotland.

By 2020, there will be up to 11,000 new jobs available in Early Learning and Childcare across Scotland. That’s a lot of people to help shape a lot of young lives.

Find out more about the fantastic career progression opportunities and what it’s actually like working in Childcare (Spoiler: it’s not all nappies and babysitting).

You’ll find everything you need to know about pathways, qualifications and development opportunities as well as our very own ELC Quality Awards on these pages.

Have a look around and be inspired to work with our youngest learners – there’s a world of opportunities in ELC, just waiting for you to explore them.

Our Celebrating ELC Awards are inclusive, bringing together Funded Providers and Local Authority ELC Settings across North East Scotland! Have you made an impact at your setting? Apply now!

The Skills for Work programme gives young people in the senior phase of secondary school the opportunity to learn about ELC and develop confidence & key employability skills as one of their subject choices https://t.co/gMN6b7n7OO #ELCAcademyScot #TeamELC

We were blown away by the confidence, professionalism and enthusiasm shown by a group of Foundation Apprentices from @stmacharacademy training with @AberlourCCT yesterday as they supported an outdoor play session with Aberdeen Play Forum #ELCAcademyScot #CelebratingELC #TeamELC

With the early learning and childcare
expansion, We need 11,000 people across
Scotland by August 2020.

Flexible training and
Apprenticeship options