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.

Thanks so much for coming along to find out about Early Learning and Childcare Careers yesterday at MACBI at Mintlaw. It was wonderful to see so many enthusiastic people looking to join our sector!

Thanks to those who braved the storm to join us at Alford Community Campus to talk about ELC Careers. We look forward to seeing you at MACBI Community Hub at Mintlaw on Wednesday.

The Scottish Government has opened the Early Learning and Childcare Innovation Awards. You can apply for a grant of up to £5000. https://t.co/EHp8PFcltp

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

Flexible training and
Apprenticeship options