Early Years Scotland’s remit is broad, but with a strong focus on the professionals and families who care for the youngest members of our community. There are two main strands to the work of Early Years Scotland: These are: 1. Membership for Early Learning and Childcare settings We offer membership to all Early Learning and Childcare settings including nurseries, playgroups, local authorities, college and university staff, ELC students, individual practitioners, and Parent and Toddler Groups. We provide many membership benefits, such as a helpline, curriculum and business support, policy templates, specialist insurance and legal advice, members’ area on our website, regular e-bulletins and practitioner and parent magazines. 2. Working directly with children and families Our qualified professional staff also work directly with babies and children and their parents/carers in various settings including local communities, family homes and in prisons. Our work focuses on improving early learning and development through shared interactions and play.