A framework of support and learning for children in their earliest years. It provides carers and childcare professionals with advice on, and observation notes for, approaches in four broad areas of learning opportunities, with the aim of developing a strong child, a skilful communicator, a healthy child, and a competent learner. The framework is the core approach promoted by Sure Start, and children's centres. In 2008 it became fully integrated with the Early Years Foundation Stage.
http://www.surestart.gov.uk/improvingquality/frameworks/birthtothreematters/ Details of Birth to Three Matters framework.