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.

Kirsty from Cairn Training and I had a great session talking to young people about ELC Careers with the Princes Trust.

Fantastic turn-out at our ELC pop-up shop. Thanks for coming along to talk to us about ELC Careers! If you missed it please email info@elcacademy.scot

I'm just getting ready for our event at the Bon Accord Centre between 11 and 1 today. Come and talk to us about ELC Careers. We will be outside Boots.

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

Flexible training and
Apprenticeship options