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Early learning and childcare: national induction resource

The early learning and childcare (ELC) national induction resource has been developed to support individuals in their induction to delivering ELC – whether that is funded ELC or ELC that families purchase themselves - setting out how individuals can expect employers to support them in their new role


Trade Union Membership

The early years profession is supported by a number of trade unions who offer their services to look after their members employed in the sector. Trade unions propose that members may benefit from the strength and security that comes from people working together to tackle problems.

Trade unions negotiate with employers on behalf of union members to agree: wages; work rules; complaint procedures; workplace safety; the rules governing hiring and firing; and promotion of workers benefits. For a membership fee, unions offer a variety of support to members.

UNISON

UNISON is Scotland’s largest trade union representing workers in the public, private and third sectors including early learning and childcare, schools, colleges and universities.

Voice the Union

Voice represent anyone working in education including Early Years Practitioners.

Educational Institute for Scotland (EIS)

The EIS union represents teachers in all sectors of education in Scotland. You can join this union if you have a teaching qualification and are employed in ELC as a teacher.

NASUWT, the Teachers Union

NASUWT, The Teachers Union represents teachers in Scotland. You can join this union if you have a teaching qualification and are employed in ELC as a teacher.

AHDS (the Association of Heads and Deputes in Scotland)

AHDS is a trade union dedicated to providing a distinct voice for promoted teachers from Scotland's primary, nursery and ASN schools.

Contact

Email: Haylay.Forbes@gov.scot

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