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Childcare Academy - Employability Fund - 16573

8 February 2019


30 hours per week - up to 26 weeks, starting on Monday 4 March


Young person's allowance of £55 per week


North Edinburgh Childcare offers care for children from the age of 4 months up to 12 years in a range of environments that are safe, welcoming and fun. 

Work Environment: 

The Childcare Academy is an Employability Fund Stage 3 programme.  In addition to attending training sessions, you will take part in a work experience placement in a childcare setting.  This may be in a nursery or out of school care club.

What might a day in this job look like?

Every day in a childcare setting is different.  You will assist with a variety of tasks such as:

  • caring and supporting children 
  • welcoming parents and children
  • organising fun activities for children
  • assisting with children's daily routines
  • providing high quality childcare for the children.

What will I learn?

  • You will work towards two accredited SQA Units from the Social Services (Children and Young People) SVQ Level 2 Award.
  • You will gain significant experience of working with children by completing a supported work experience placement in an early years care and education setting or an out of school care setting.
  • There will be opportunities to look at different progression routes if you successfully complete the programme.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

  • You should be aged over 16 and unemployed.
  • You should have a real interest in a career in childcare.

Why not come along to one of our Childcare Academy information sessions. This will last approximately one hour and will give you the opportunity to find out what is involved in our programme, ask any questions and take away an application pack: 

  • Tuesday 26 February at 1 pm.

Closing Date:

This opportunity will close when all spaces have been filled.