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.
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.