One-Stop Shop For Early Learning Careers

Issued by the Care and Learning Alliance

Free event provides 'everything there is to know'

The fantastic career opportunities available in the early learning and childcare sectors, where people can really make a difference, are on show at a free event this month in Inverness.

Make a Difference: Rewarding Careers in Early Learning and Childcare provides everything there is to know about working with children and takes place at Eden Court on Wednesday, 26 February, from noon until 7pm.

"You will hear about current vacancies, childminding, volunteering and apprenticeships, training and qualifications," said Jaci Douglas, Chief Executive of organiser Care and Learning Alliance (CALA).  "People can take part in bite-sized workshops in play, development, CV building, interview skills and much more," she added. “Also on the menu are sessions on outdoor learning, mindfulness with children, child protection, sensory play and child development.”

The event is open to anyone across Highland and Moray with an interest in an exciting and rewarding career including school pupils, job seekers, career changers, returners to work, career influencer and parents.

Kirsty Henry, Senior Manager for Early Years at Highland Council said: “This event will provide a great opportunity to showcase the exciting and rewarding careers available in ELC in Highland. The Highland Council continue to welcome opportunities to work with our partners to create such events, and we hope it reaches a wide audience and inspires people to consider a career in ELC.”

Mili Shukla, Skills Planning and Sector Development Manager for Health and Social Care at SDS said “Scotland’s early learning and childcare sector has ambitious growth targets and so needs to attract more new entrants from a diverse range of backgrounds. It means there is a broad range of opportunities open to anyone from school leavers to career changers, those returning to work after a break, and from under-represented groups in the sector such as males and people from minority and ethnic backgrounds.”

Sign up to attend online at or or drop in on the day. The event will be live streamed to allow participation and inclusion for anyone regardless of where they live and their circumstances.

 The event is being run by CALA on behalf of Skills Development Scotland. Other partners include University of Highlands and Islands, DWP, Highland Council, Developing the Young Workforce, Scottish Government and Highland Child Protection Committee.



7 Feb 2020
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