Childcare Quality Improvement & Self Evaluation

Strive for outstanding practice at your nursery with NDNA’s early years quality improvement and self evaluation support.

In early years, Quality Counts. Reflect, review and improve your practice to the highest quality standards with Quality Counts. 

Quality Counts is NDNA's award scheme that provides a framework for embedding quality and self evaluation throughout your early years setting.

Quality Counts logoThe scheme gives you two options: an online audit and review or the certification mark.

  • Online Audit and Review - complete the audit online and reflect on all aspects of practice. You will then receive an online review from an Early Years Expert
  • Certification Mark - the full Quality Counts accreditation with complete system access and full day assessment by an Early Years Expert

Contact the Quality Counts team by emailing

Start your journey here. 

“NDNA’s new Quality Counts system is very good. The audits, details and exemplifications were clear to use when making judgements and evaluating our practice.” - Hilary Sharples at Ashbridge School

Standalone quality improvement training courses

Developing Outstanding Practice trainingHappy face

Raise your quality to outstanding by exploring a range of strategies to develop and enhance your practice with NDNA's Developing Outstanding Practice face to face course.

Find out more here or find a course near you here

Quality Teaching In Early Years training

Enable early years practitioners to raise the quality of their teaching and support children to make the best possible progress across the EYFS with this face to face course.

Find out more here or find a course near you here