Clare Haughey MSP addresses Childhood practice students

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Recognising South Lanarkshire College’s commitment to Early Learning and Childcare learners, more than 70 of our HNC Childhood Practice students welcomed Clare Haughey MSP to the college via a virtual address

Clare Haughey , Minister for Children and Young People joined our HNC and HND Childhood Practice cohort digitally to discuss childcare practices in the sector.

Following a brief welcome and introduction from our College Principal, Aileen McKechnie,  Clare Haughey spent time chatting to the class and explaining the Scottish Government’s vision “to make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up in”, Clare told the class the Government’s plans for implementing their policies. Clare discussed the significant investment which was being made in the childcare sector and the value that is placed on employing highly trained staff.

Course Lecturer Mairi Nisbit said “At South Lanarkshire College we are proud that our graduating students are recognised as being highly trained and that they can make a significant difference in the lives of the children that they work with”.

Clare Haughey finished the session by answering a variety of questions were asked varying from salaries to job prospects to how we work to address the ‘gender imbalance’ within the sector.

All staff and students involved felt the session was extremely valuable and we look forward to welcoming Clare Haughey to campus when restrictions ease further.