Staff Induction and Development

Induction Process

The Highland Council Induction Policy template for new ELC Staff should be personalised by school ELC settings.  Partner Providers may use this template if they do not have their own. These should be used in conjunction with the Early Learning and Childcare National Induction Resource.

Please arrange for staff to have CPD and Glow log ins.

For CPD log in please contact CPD@highland.gov.uk

For Glow log in:

Schools please contact SMT

Partner Providers please contact your Early Years Officer

Qualification Requirements

The SSSC specify the qualifications staff must have or be working towards as they progress through their ELC career. Staff registered with the SSSC as a support worker will be expected to have or to be working towards a relevant Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) level 6, which is the same level as a Scottish Higher. Staff registered with the SSSC at practitioner level will be expected to have or to be working towards a relevant SCQF level 7 qualification and those registered as manager/lead practitioner will be expected to have or to be working towards a relevant SCQF level 9 qualification (a degree-level qualification).  For more details please see The National Induction Resource.

Staff Development

Information on opportunities for mandatory, core and additional staff training can be found here ELC Highland CPL/CPD .

Staff should develop their skills in quality interactions using Words Up. The Language of Learning Toolkit can be used to support staff skills in learning conversations throughout the daily routine.

Management will need to record when staff complete First Aid, Child Protection, Food Hygiene etc.