Launch of Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) Academy website

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Starting a career in Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) just got easier with the launch of a new online facility at http://elcacademy.scot/ in Aberdeen this week.

The ELC Academy website is a major milestone in the collaboration between Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City Councils. The website is a one-stop-shop to support and develop the workforce currently working in or looking to begin a career in ELC in the North East of Scotland. With up-to-date information on training, job vacancies and careers advice in the three local authority areas this is the first of its kind to launch ahead of the Scottish Government’s ELC expansion programme.

Following the launch, Councillor John Wheeler, Education and Children’s Services Convener for Aberdeen City Council, said: “We are committed to reducing inequalities and enhancing outcomes for children, that is why we are committed to expanding early learning and childcare provision. Working with Moray and Aberdeenshire councils we have developed an approach that will help pool resources, increase our early learning and childcare workforce and enhance the skills of our people. The launch is an important milestone in achieving our ambitions and we look forward to collaborating with our partners on this vital piece or work.”