Early Years Collaborative (EYC)


The Early Years Framework (Dec 2008) is about giving all our children the best start in life and the steps the Scottish Government, local partners and practitioners in early years services need to take to start us on that journey.

The objective of the Early Years Collaborative (EYC), of which Care and Learning Alliance is a member, is to put into practice the principles set out in GIRFEC and the Early Years Framework, aiming to:

  • Deliver tangible improvement in outcomes and reduce inequalities for Scotland’s vulnerable children.
  • Put Scotland squarely on course to shifting the balance of public services towards early intervention and prevention by 2016.
  • Sustain this change to 2018 and beyond.

Ambition of the Early Years Collaborative

‘To make Scotland the best place in the world to grow up in by improving outcomes, and reducing inequalities, for all babies, children, mothers, fathers and families across Scotland to ensure that all children have the best start in life and are ready to succeed.’

Early-Years-Collaborative-LogoRead all the latest EYC news on the CALA Blog.

Read about the Early Years Collaborative and CALA – written by CALA’s Executive Manager, Stephanie Bruce.

Read all the back issues of Early Years Matters, Education Scotland’s magazine.

Find out more about the latest EYC Learning Session

You can also download some fantastic powerpoints, watch some inspiring videos, download notes and other very useful resources from the EYC Learning Sessions which are held regularly in the SECC in Glasgow.

Improvement Matters – Quality Improvement Throughout A Child’s Journey

The Christie Review of Public Services sets out the need for reform of Scotland’s public services. Click here to download a leaflet that explains how new systems are being put in place that aim to improve the way we work with children and families.