Job Opportunities

In the next two years, the Scottish Government is running a campaign to recruit an additional 11,000 workers into the Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) sector across Scotland. These jobs are secure and offer great opportunities for career progression while providing job satisfaction in teaching children skills they’ll use for life!

The jobs will suit school leavers, young people, parents returning to work and people looking for a career change. CEMVO is working with the Scottish Government to help the ELC workforce to become more ethnically representative of Scottish society.

We will be running events across Scotland to raise awareness of this recruitment campaign and to help inform and support ethnic minority communities in pathways into ELC employment. So please regularly visit our website updates / events page to see if there is an event being run in your area.

Depending on your interest, please click onto the links below:

If you would like more information on employability support available in your area please click here for a list of agencies you can refer to

For information about different ways to get into ELC jobs click here

For up to date information on current ELC jobs across Scotland click here

For information about qualifications & training courses click here

For general information about ELC careers click onto Childcare Careers Scotland website:

For more information on the Early Learning & Childcare Recruitment Programme, please contact:

Helen McCabe on 07951 252 002    OR    Uzma Khan on 07881 017 436


This two year programme has been developed in partnership with the Scottish Government following its manifesto commitment to expand free Early Learning and Childcare by 2020. The expansion will almost double entitlement to funded early learning and childcare (ELC) from 600 to 1140 hours per year by 2020 for all 3 and 4-year-olds, and eligible 2 year olds.

The Scottish Government’s commitment to increase ELC hours has resulted in a need to recruit up to 11,000 additional Early Learning and Childcare professionals to deliver the expanded service by 2020.

As part of the recruitment campaign, the Scottish Government is working with CEMVO Scotland to target ethnic minority (EM) communities, with the aim of increasing the ethnic diversity of the ELC workforce.

We will over the next two years deliver a series of events and talks throughout Scotland to increase awareness of the recruitment drive and to provide support to EM communities in accessing employment and training opportunities within the ELC sector. We will specifically target EM school leavers, young people, parental returners to work, and men / women seeking career change to help them explore a possible career within the ELC sector.

Project Outcomes

  • Increased awareness among EM communities of Scottish Government ELC strategy / recruitment campaign and training and employment opportunities within ELC sector

  • Increased uptake among EM communities of ELC training and employment opportunities

  • Increased support for EM individuals in accessing ELC training and employment opportunities

  • Improved strategic links between ELC stakeholders, employment and training providers and Ethnic minority sector / communities.

Early Learning & Childcare Officers Contact

West Scotland

Helen McCabe
Helen McCabeEarly Learning & Childcare Lead Officer
Tel: 0141 248 4830

East Scotland

Uzma Khan
Uzma KhanEarly Learning & Childcare Officer
Tel: 0141 248 4830


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