A Career in ELC

Why should I get into ELC?

The Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare

The Scottish Government is committed to providing all 3 and 4 year olds, and eligible 2 year olds, with 1140 hours of funded early learning and childcare by 2020. This is nearly double the current entitlement.

Local Authorities and partners are recruiting more staff to be able to offer the 1140 hours, meaning there will be lots of opportunities for skilled practitioners - if you are looking for a career with great prospects this could be the career for you!

What is it like?

Working in early learning and childcare is unlike any other job.  You work with a team of like-minded people to shape the next generation by planning activities and curriculum based learning to help children develop their skills and personalities.

Children learn best when they are having fun so expect a lot of laughter along the way and great motivation when the children respond positively to activities you do with them.

But don't take it from us...click below to hear from some practitioners who get to work with our young learners on a daily basis!