Pre-birth to three

This national guidance, Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families, sets out to facilitate students and staff working with and on behalf of our youngest children and their families. The guidance includes important information on pre-birth and brain development and reflects the principles and philosophy of early intervention which underpin The Early Years Framework, Achieving our Potential and Equally Well. It reflects the complex and multi-faceted nature of the challenges faced by some of our children and families, making clear that these challenges cannot be dealt with by a single agency, but require multi-agency collaborations

Pre-Birth to Three: Positive Outcomes for Scotland’s Children and Families identifies the
four Key Principles of Rights of the Child, Relationships, Responsive Care and Respect. It
aims to improve and enhance evidence-based practice by building on our knowledge of
current research and our work with babies, young children and their families.

Please click on the link to download a copy of Education Scotland’s National Guidance, Pre-birth to Three.