Birth to Three

Early Learning

Our development guidance for 2-3 year olds takes into account the guidelines from the Scottish Executive “Pre-Birth to Three” which promotes effective practice through:

• Relationships
• Responsive Care
• Respect
• Rights of the Children

Recent national guidelines published titled Building the Ambition focuses on children’s earliest years and sets the context for high quality early learning and childcare and is linked closely to Pre-Birth to Three and Curriculum for excellence. By using these guidelines to inform our practice we will ensure that the staff offer high-quality interactions and experiences in a nurturing and caring environment which supports children to develop and learn in the following areas.




Emotional Personal and Social
• A Sense of Self
• Building Relationships
• Respect for Others
• Independence Skills
Physical Development and Movement
• Control of Large Movement
• Control of Small Movement



Discovery and Understanding of the World
• Investigating How Objects Move, Behave and Change
• Exploring the Immediate Environment
• Discovering the Wider World
Creative Development
• Art
• Imaginative Play
• Music



Communication and Language
• Listening and Responding
• Communication and Talking
• Becoming Familiar with Print
• Representation


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