Consider a career in childcare

With the hours of funded early learning and childcare hours almost doubling to 1140 by the year 2020, nurseries and childminders will be needing lots of new staff.

If you would like a career in childcare and the chance to give a child the best start in life then there is plenty of helpful information at Childcare Careers Scotland.

The Scottish Government's National Induction Resource is a new induction pack which has been launched for people working in early learning and childcare (ELC).  The pack - aimed primarily at new staff - will help them understand how to get funding for further qualifications, the legal requirements for working in childcare and where to get information and support throughout their career. 

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is the regulator for the social service workforce in Scotland. Their work means the people of Scotland can count on social services being provided by a trusted, skilled and confident workforce. They protect the public by registering social service workers, setting standards for their practice, conduct, training and education and by supporting their professional development. Where people fall below the standards of practice and conduct they can investigate and take action.

National Occupational Standards Navigator (list of core units and optional units for SVQs 2,3 and 4  Social Services Children and Young People (SSCYP) plus case studies)

Children's services training - local and national training courses, and e-learning for people who work with children