This national guidance puts into context the Scottish government's commitment to expanding early learning and childcare. It looks at the key areas which make a difference to a child's early learning and childcare experiences and the important role that practitioners play.
There is a focus on the important aspects of developmental stages and what children need at different times, in relation to their learning experiences,adult interaction and the early learning and childcare environment. It makes connections between pedagogy and practice and high quality early learning and childcare. It describes three key areas for the baby, toddler and young child which drive early learning forward in a caring and nurturing setting that allow wellbeing, communication and inquiry,curiosity and creativity to flourish.
Finally, it is written in a style that is both accessible and challenging to provoke discussion and self-reflection.