This guide presents key considerations for how to improve the professional status and the overall attractiveness of employment in the Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) sector. These will help the sector to be considered as a good career choice for new entrants and career changers now and in the future. It offers strategic recommendations, especially for the sector’s professional bodies, skills councils, local governments and policy makers leading on the sector’s expansion and those interested in the sector’s skills development plans and workforce diversity policies, including the employers and recruiters concerned with increasing employability of low qualified people in the ELC. Most of these recommendations could be considered by other sectors with similar challenges, e.g. low professional status, undervaluation of work, female overrepresentation, low pay or gender pay gap, etc.
|Media of output||Briefing paper|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- low status sector
- low-qualified people
- the Early Learning and Childcare sector