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To make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up for all babies, children, mothers, fathers and families.

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New early learning and childcare practice guidance

The Scottish Government has recently published national practice guidance on early learning and childcare — "Building the Ambition" — promoting high quality and good practice in delivery. The guidance has just been issued to all early learning and childcare providers.
Read national practice guidance on early learning and childcare — Building the Ambition

GUS Evidence Briefing for Early Years - Reducing Infant Mortalities

Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) is a Scottish Government funded large-scale longitudinal research project which is tracking the lives of children, right across Scotland, from the early years through childhood and beyond. This briefing on reducing infant mortalities is based on a webinar presentation delivered to those involved in the Early Years Collaborative workstream one.
Read the GUS Evidence Briefing for Early Years - Reducing Infant Mortalities

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Delivering the Early Years Framework

Bringing together all those involved in the lives of babies and children from birth onwards to ensure there are positive opportunities for children to get the start in life that will give them a strong platform for healthy growth, development and attainment.

Delivering the Early Years Framework

  • Early Years Taskforce

    The Early Years Taskforce oversees the delivery of the Early Years Framework

  • Delivery

    The Early Years Framework provides the context for the Early Years Change Programme

  • Workforce review

    An independent review on Early Learning and Childcare Workforce and Out of school Care Workforce