National Guidance for Staff Working with Scotland's Youngest Children

pre birth to three

How Lullaby Lane Nursery deliver Pre-birth to Three

    Rights of the Child

  • To be consulted with and have their views and opinions heard and acted upon
  • To have opportunities to be actively involved in decision making
  • To be involved in daily planning including planning for transitions
  • To thrive and be nurtured by loving adults who promote their learning and development
  • To be treated as individuals and have their individual needs/ preferences met


  • To develop a secure attachment with a caring, consistent and trusted adult
  • To feel safe, secure and loved
  • To develop a positive sense of self and feel good about themselves
  • To communicate and express their needs and feelings and to have these understood
  • To grow in confidence and be supported to work through new experiences, challenges and conflict

    Responsive Care

  • To be involved in daily and individual routines
  • To become independent and practice new skills
  • To explore, experiment and try out new things indoors and out
  • To develop an awareness about what they know and can do through play
  • To feel connected to their home environment and the wider community


  • To feel included, appreciated and valued as an individual
  • To develop respect for themselves, others and the environment around them
  • To have their individual needs, feelings and preferences acknowledged and respected
  • To have the freedom to express themselves
  • To value diversity in language, ethnic background, faith and family circumstances