The early years of a childs life are ones of rapid growth and development. When beginning their early learning journey, children bring with them significant learning experiences from home and these foundations are the beginning of their journey.
During their time in early learning and childcare, children can access a range of settings, including local authority Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) settings, private ELC settings and childminders. Staff work in close partnership with parents in developing and supporting their child's learning.
The vital provision of early education lies in developing and broadening the range of childrens learning experiences, encouraging confident, eager and enthusiastic learners.
Early learning and childcare professionals support children's early learning using a variety of national guidance documents. These include:
You may also want to refer to the Scottish Government's Health and Social Care Standards document.
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