Childcare careers with the City of Edinburgh Council
21 March 2018
Edinburgh`s Early Learning and Childcare Academy
Interested in a career in Childcare with Edinburgh
Edinburgh Council are advertising to recruit 90 trainees and
apprentices ready to take up a career in childcare.
This recruitment drive is in response to the Scottish
Government's pledge to increase the free early learning and
childcare provision from 600 to 1140 hours per year by 2020.
The hours will be offered to 3 and 4 year olds, as well as 2 year
olds whose parents/carers are on qualifying
Edinburgh Council will look to recruit 700 Early Years staff
over the course of the next few years to meet the need of this
increased nursery provision. This effectively results in a doubling
of council nursery provision in the city.
The council is well placed to recruit and train Early Years
staff, operating the award winning EELCA (Edinburgh's Early
Learning and Childcare Academy) programme over recent years.
The training programme allows trainees to learn and earn at the
same time. Successful applicants will study for an SVQ Level
3 qualification in childcare over the course of the 2 year
programme, earn a full time wage and have the opportunity to work
in a range of early learning and childcare settings too.
Posts are advertised on the My Job Scotland website.
Closing date for applications is Sunday 6 May.
Trainee Early Years Practitioner - https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/city-edinburgh-council/jobs/trainee-early-years-practitioner-113277
Modern Apprentice - Early Years Practitioner - https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/city-edinburgh-council/jobs/modern-apprentice-early-years-practitioner-113276
Interested in finding out more?
Please email Amanda Godsell
(Early Years Strategic Development Officer) or Jaynie
McPherson (Modern Apprenticeship Officer).