The Early Years Framework

Steps the Scottish Government, local partners and practitioners in early years services need to take to give all children in Scotland the best start in life.


A major part of the process of developing this framework has been to harness the expertise of a wide range of organisations, individuals and networks engaged in early years and related policy across Scotland to analyse options and priorities. Their work provided the basis for the case for action, vision and the 10 elements of transformational change.

This section is based on the key themes of this expert analysis, aligned to the 10 elements of transformational change. This is intended to support local partners to develop local implementation plans, in that it provides more detailed thinking. Other supporting documents, such as the reports of the individual task groups and the evidence paper and HMIe case studies which fed into the task groups' deliberation are available on the website

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