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.

Parents and carers can check out Bumps2bairns for some really useful resources https://t.co/1gpd6gJLbz

Are you interested in completing a Masters in Education (Early Years)? The Scottish Government has confirmed they will fully fund tuition fees for the academic year 2020-21 for the Masters in Education (Early Years) Postgraduate degree Programme.
https://t.co/abw82q6D7J

A fabulous morning visiting the ELC setting at Strichen! Congratulations on a well-deserved Team Award.

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

Flexible training and
Apprenticeship options