Building the Ambition

What is Building the Ambition?

Building the Ambition (BTA) is the Scottish Government’s new National Practice Guidance on Early Learning and Childcare Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.

BTA provides practical guidance on the experiences and interactions necessary to deliver the best learning journey for babies, toddlers and young children. It describes what is good practice in creating caring settings that allow wellbeing and creativity to flourish.

Care and Learning Alliance and BTA

Local authorities, trainers and practitioners in all types of ELCC settings throughout Scotland should be aware of and implement BTA guidance. CALA’s managed centres, members and practitioners are critical players in the effective implementation of BTA in the Highlands and Moray.

Click here to download the Building the Ambition National Practice Guidance. 

Through providing appropriate training and supporting quality improvement we ensure that we are implementing good practice, helping to create caring and nurturing staff and high-quality settings in line with the BTA goals. You can examples of good practice on the CALA Blog.

BTA Training

CALA offers full day and half day training on BTA – both as part of the Highland Council CPD programme and bespoke for Authorities and Childcare Settings. For further information please contact the CALA Inverness office.

T. 01463 222569 E. [email protected]

Building the Ambition online training – coming soon!

Look out for our exciting new Introduction to Building the Ambition online training course, available to everyone and costing no more than £10 in the first year of delivery. A CPD certificate will be issued on completion and there will be a discount for CALA members. Find out more.

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