Quality Learning Environments

Please scroll down to view a list of both national documents and links as well as local documents and examples that can provide support when developing high quality learning environments for young children.


Highland Council have produced A Guide to Support Core Provision in ELC Settings – August 2019

This guide includes top tips and reflective questions that can help you evaluate and plan future improvements to create a high quality learning environment.

If you want to look outwards and see what others have done when developing their learning environments click here. 


The National Information Hub has information on how to reflect and develop your learning environments for example:

Inspiring environments for high-quality learning

Our Creative Journey shares good and innovative practice examples form all over Scotland. “Creativity is a key ingredient for children to learn how to follow their curiosity, solve problems and make sense of the world… Just taking part in expressive arts can be transformative – the end product is not the goal.”

Space to Grow is a design document aimed at supporting “early learning and childcare providers, and the out of school sector, develop new and innovative environments for children to grow and develop in.”