Start your Early Years Lecturing career at Ayrshire College

November 8, 2019 - Jane Moore

Are you caring, creative, full of energy and ideas with current Early Learning and Childcare Practice experience?

If this sounds like you, why not apply to be an Early Years Lecturer at Ayrshire College?

Ayrshire College are hiring for Fixed-term Early Years lecturing posts to support the Scottish Government’s Expansion of Early Learning and Childcare 2020.

Our vision is to raise aspirations, inspire achievement and increase opportunities.

We are looking for enthusiastic role models with current early learning and childcare practice experience to engage with colleagues and learners on our portfolio of courses.

Why be an Early Years Lecturer?

Early Learning and childcare provision and training has changed significantly over the past five years.

If you are looking for a job that’s rewarding, good fun and has the potential to change lives, then Early Years could be a great career move for you.

As a Lecturer, you’ll provide a positive learning environment, encouraging active participation to ensure that all learners achieve their full potential, and deliver a first-class service to support the student journey.

You may currently be working in the sector and wondering where your next move will be, or you may feel that you have a lot of invaluable experience which you would like to pass on to the next generation of Early Years professionals.

What do you need to become an Early Years Lecturer?

  •   You should have a degree in Childhood Practice or related subject areas
  •   You should have a real passion for Early Learning and Childcare and have the vision of the impact you can make in this sector
  •   Ideally, you should have a good understanding of the focus on outdoor learning and STEM
  •   A flair for innovation and creativity would be a plus.
  •   You should be comfortable with using Microsoft Office in a working environment
  •   Excellent communication skills are important to ensure that you work well with students and staff.

We asked Kate Glasgow, an Early Years Lecturer at Ayrshire College, to tell us why she chose to become a Lecturer at Ayrshire College:

“I had worked for several years as an Early Years Practitioner and a Primary School Teacher, and was looking for a new challenge. I wanted to share my knowledge with students and becoming an Early Years Lecturer helped me to broaden my horizons, and share with them what it is like to work with children and families.

“Working with a supportive team and management who are willing to share good practice is great. I've had a fantastic experience since becoming a Lecturer a few months ago.”

If you are looking to use your passion to enhance the next generation of ELC practitioners to enable Scotland’s children to have the best start in life and grow up to be happy, healthy and secure, then apply now.

To find out more about the role and apply, go to Careers at Ayrshire College

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