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
New Children and Families Vimeo account
Videos from previous EYC Learning Sessions and EYC videos from around the country are now available on the new Children and Families Vimeo page.
Visit the new Children and Families Vimeo account
Independent review of early learning and childcare and out of school care
Professor Iram Siraj is chairing a review of the childcare workforce – the consultation seeks the views of individuals and organisations with an interest in this area.
Find out more about the review and consultation
Childcare and children’s intellectual outcomes paper
This Scottish Government research paper shows that high quality early childhood education helps improve performance in school, including in secondary school.
Read the Childcare and children's intellectual outcomes paper
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