The Birth to Three Matters Framework was launched in November 2002. It aims to provide support, information and guidance for practitioners with responsibility for the care and education of babies and children from birth to three years. It provides information on child development, effective practice, examples of activities which promote play and learning, guidance on planning and resourcing, and ways to meet diverse needs.

The pack is comprised of an introductory booklet, 16 component cards, a poster, a video, and a CD-ROM providing additional information including suggested reading and a literature review. Note that the materials in the pack cannot be ordered separately, although the documents can be downloaded individually.


  • Introductory booklet
  • Component cards
  • Poster
  • Video
  • CD-ROM