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We work in ELC

Find out more about real careers in childcare

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We Work in Early Learning and Childcare

David Spiden

There are so many ways childcare can make such a difference to the lives of little ones.

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Equity and Excellence Leads

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The Scottish Government recently created a new role in ELC to help ensure we close the attainment gap.

Gemma Paterson, Equity and Excellence Lead, Grangemouth

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"I get immense job satisfaction seeing the children and staff thrive because of initiatives I’ve helped to implement."

Kyle Izatt, Early Years Practitioner, Fife Council

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"I have always been a creative individual and I’m lucky to get many opportunities to use my creativity at work."

Lindsey McKinnon, Early Years Practitioner, Glasgow

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"Giving these children positive role models and challenging experiences helps them to develop in all aspects of life."

Nicole and Noah, Apprentices, Inverurie

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"When you come into work, they're so excited to see you. It puts a smile on your face."

Eileen McGeoch, Depute-Head of Centre, East Renfrewshire Council

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"Seeing a child happy, settled and having fun is the best feeling."

Come and have a chat

Our information stand will be at the Skills Scotland events below. These events are for pupils exploring their career options when they leave school. If you’re a pupil (or the guardian of one) speak to a teacher to see if your school is attending. There, you’ll be able to talk face-to-face with people who can explain the different types of roles available and the many ways to start a new career in Early Learning and Childcare.

Interested in a career in Early Learning and Childcare?