Interested in working in early years?
If you’re looking for a job that’s rewarding, fun and has the potential to change lives, then early years could be the career for you.
We’re looking for people who’re caring, creative and full of energy to work in early years settings across Edinburgh.
Find our early years vacancies on myjobscotland
Training opportunities in early years
Modern Apprentice (MA) or Trainee role
Earn while you learn with these two-year temporary posts which lead to SCQF level 7 and becoming a qualified Early Years Practitioner. Full-time/term-time, paid training opportunities available.
You’ll earn £16,775 pro-rata while you learn and, after two years of training, you can apply for one of our qualified Early Years Practitioner posts (£22,129 – £26,393, per year).
Information event -Thursday 8 October
Join us at our online information event to chat with members of the Council`s Early Years Training Team (EELCA) to find out more and discover whether this might be the career for you.
We welcome interest from under-represented groups. As part of our diversity and inclusion strategy, we are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that more accurately reflects, and can respond to the needs of, the population of Edinburgh. We recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience and backgrounds brings.
How to book
Click the link below to attend the online information session.
More about the MA and Trainee roles
While training, you’ll work in City of Edinburgh Council early years settings: in schools, nursery schools or early years centres.
Training includes child development, child protection, communication, safeguarding, child health and wellbeing, early years curricula, the importance of play and environments in enabling children’s learning and much more.
Apply for an MA or Trainee post
All positions will be advertised on My Job Scotland from 5 October and interviews will take place online in early November . The roles will start in January 2021.