McQuaid R & Webb A (2018) Developing a strategic action plan for skills among low qualified people in the Early Learning and Childcare sector. Replay-VET ERASMUS+. Briefing paper (How-to-guide). Frankfurt, Germany. http://www.replayvet.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/16-How-to-guide-UK-Scot-2.pdf
The guide focuses upon ways of gathering information about the sector and its skills that help generate better co-operation and joint working among key public, private and third-sector actors. It offers strategic recommendations, especially for policy makers interested in
employment, skills development and social inclusion policies, related to the employability of low qualified people in Early Learning and Childcare.
The strategic actions presented here are based on project’s findings and recommendations that could help improve the attractiveness of the ELC sector, as well as support the development of professionals currently working in this sector. Moreover, most of these strategies are transferable to the other sectors of opportunity identified by the REPLAY-VET project which often have similar challenges such as gender segregated employment, lack of attraction to professionals due to the pay, condition & image of the sector and low level of entrepreneurship.