Quality Learning Environments

Please scroll down to view a list of both national documents and links as well as local documents 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.



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.”