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  • Ref no: MID03146
  • Published: 8/11/19
  • Closes: 24/11/19
  • Location: Various Locations In Midlothian, EH22 1DN
  • Salary: £18,315.00 - £25,622.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week

Job Vacancy



Are you passionate about a career in Early Learning and Childcare?

Midlothian Council are offering an exciting paid opportunity to undertake a valuable qualification whilst working in Early Learning and Childcare settings.

Applications are open to everyone and people aged 16-24 years old are encouraged to apply as Midlothian Council can receive additional funding for training. You will be supported in gaining your qualification by our dedicated teams of Midlothian trainers and colleagues in settings. Throughout your training you will work as a member of a team in an Early Learning and Childcare setting responsible for supporting children’s learning and development in a caring and nurturing environment.

You will gain confidence in planning and implementing the curriculum to enable children to achieve their potential and give them the best possible start in life.

Minimum Criteria



Experience or evidence of interest in working with young children is desirable for this role.

Automatic interview for applicants who have completed or are attending a Nat 4/5 in Childcare or LLE Childcare course in Midlothian.


CLOSING DATE: Sunday 24th November 2019

INTERVIEW DATE: 11th and 12th December 2019

START DATE:  Monday 17th February 2020

Job Advert

Position Title:  Modern Apprentice – Childcare Development Worker x 20      

Directorate:  Education, Communities and Economy

Location: Various Nursery Classes

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of Work:  36 Hours

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday between the hours of 08.00 – 16.30

Weeks per year: 39 (term time) or 52 weeks

Please find attached the Qualification Bar


This post is considered Regulated Work with Children under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with children.
Successful candidates will require PVG Scheme membership for Regulated Work with Children, You will be required to join the Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check prior to commencing employment with Midlothian Council, the cost of which will be met by you. For further information on the PVG Scheme please visit

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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