New childcare careers website launched

The following update comes from the SSSC:

Today sees the launch of a new website designed to encourage people to consider taking up a career in childcare. The Scottish Social Services Council website shows how someone can build a career in day care of children, which includes early learning and childcare (ELC), out of school care, childminding and other services where children are cared for during the day.

Childhood experiences last a lifetime and we need a skilled, confident workforce to make sure all children have the best start. With big increases planned for funded ELC in Scotland there’s never been a better time to start a career in childcare.

Our new easy to use website explains:

  • how the recent increase of funded ELC entitlement has created 11,000 more job opportunities between now and 2020
  • the diversity of career paths, shown through the career stories of current childcare professionals
  • the different ways to gain experience and qualifications
  • how to access learning resources and training providers

Working with children is fun, interesting and an opportunity to make a significant difference. We hope that anyone interested in this career can use the website to help make their first steps. For those already working in childcare we hope it gives some inspirational ideas about where their career might take them next.

We developed the website in partnership with Skills Development Scotland, the Care Inspectorate and Smarter Scotland (Scottish Government).

Visit the website at

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