Prof. Leena Alanen, Prof. of Early Childhood Education, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Kate Cherry, Former HM Assistant Chief Inspector at Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education.

Prof. Susan Deacon, Professorial Fellow, University of Edinburgh; Former Scottish Government Minister for Health and Community Care.

Galina Dolya, Curriculum Director of Key to Learning International and Researcher at Moscow Pedagogical Academy of Pre-school Education, Russia.

Prof. Aline-Wendy Dunlop, Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde and a Vice-President of the British Association for Early Child Education.

Prof. Nigel Osborne, Professor Emeritus of Music at the University of Edinburgh.

Moira Small, British Association for Early Childhood Education.

Kenny Spence, Manager of Men in Childcare and Director of the Gilmerton Child & Family Centre.

Prof. Colwyn Trevarthen, Professor Emeritus of Child Psychology and Psychobiology at the University of Edinburgh. Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, a Vice-President of the British Association for Early Child Education.


Dr. Nicoletta Armstrong, Founder and Director of the International Child Development Programme.

Tam Baillie, Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland. Former director of policy for Barnardo's Scotland, worked as a manager and practitioner with young offenders, young people in or leaving care, and young homeless. Has extensive experience of Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament processes and is chair of the Scottish Alliance for Children's Rights.

Prof. Donald Christie, Head of the School of Education, University of Strathclyde.

Cllr Paul Godzik, Convener of Education, Children & Families, Edinburgh City Council.

Joan Martlew, Early Years Education & Childhood Practice, University of Strathclyde.

Kitty Renton, Child's Curriculum Committee, retired Head Teacher of Cuikenburn Nursery School, Midlothian.

Dr. Jonathan Sher, Scotland Director of the WAVE Trust, former Research and Policy Director of CIS.

Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk, international expert in Infant and Parent Communication and Care and Honorary Fellow, School of Psychology, University of Dundee.