Early learning and childcare – national induction resource - latest version: January 2023

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.


1. National Induction support for childminders is available via the Scottish Childminding Association (who offer an induction support programme) and in Your Childminding Journey, a free resource published by the Care Inspectorate, accessed easily online www.childmindingjourney.scot

2. ADES Network, Care Inspectorate, Care and Learning Alliance (CALA), Children in Scotland (CiS), Early Years Scotland (EYS), Education Scotland, COSLA, National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA), Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA)

3. COVID-19 Early Years Resilience and Impact Survey - report 4 final findings (publichealthscotland.scot)

4. (Rapid evidence review: Childcare quality & children's outcomes - Publications - Public Health Scotland)

5. Funding Follows the Child and the National Standard for Early Learning and Childcare Providers: interim guidance - update - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)

6. ELC for two year old children - Early education and care - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)


Email: Haylay.Forbes@gov.scot

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