Academic to review staffing of childcare

A LEADING academic has been tasked with heading up a review of the childcare workforce as part of "ambitious" Scottish Government plans to transform early learning.

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Professor Iram Siraj is to lead a review team which will examine the skills and qualifications of those working in the sector, as well as how to ensure people are attracted to a career in childcare.

Children's Minister Aileen Campbell announced the ­appointment of Prof Siraj the day before legislation is ­expected to be passed at Holyrood which will increase free childcare for three and four-year-olds.

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