Education Scotland's Early Years Matters

Raising the bar: assessment to support learning

A series of snapshots of Education Scotland funded projects aimed at identifying, capturing and sharing interesting and effective practice in assessment.


Working with families

Kilwinning Early Years Centre has made it a priority to develop parental involvement and to build capacity and resilience with parents and the wider community.

Our Journey to the Dragons’ Den and Beyond!

A description of an enterprise project created by Ferguslie Pre-5 Centre as part of Renfrewshire Council's 'Dragons’ Den' competition for schools and early learning and care centres.

Discover your child is amazing

An account of a highly targeted, early intervention, family literacy and numeracy learning project piloted by Dundee Adult Literacy Partnership.

Insight into the role of Homelink workers in the Islands

The Homelink Service works with families with young children across the Islands to support them in making positive choices within their families and the wider community.

Why do the early years matter?

Alastair Delaney, Education Scotland's Strategic Director for Families, Inclusion and Local Authorities, discusses the potentially crucial impact of early years education on children's lives.


A few words from Siân Neil

An introduction to Early Years Matters 5 from Siân Neil, Senior Education Officer, Children and Families.

Noticeboard Updates

News from around the early years community.

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