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Strive for outstanding practice at your nursery with NDNA’s Quality Improvement support.

NDNA has worked with experts from the sector to develop the new scheme, based on the Quality Vision. Quality Counts will ensure you that you are providing the highest quality of care that you can, as well as identifying areas for improvement.

Quality Counts provides a framework for continuous improvement with a focus on taking the whole staff team through the learning journey; evaluating the quality of their provision for children.

Achieving NDNA’s Quality Counts accreditation will help you to critically evaluate practice against a set of quality improvement standards, and support all staff in your nursery to strive for outstanding practice.

New for 2018, based on sector feedback, we have streamlined the process of achieving our Quality Counts accreditation and refined the scheme. Its own website makes the process easier and faster for settings to use. Start your journey on our new Quality Counts scheme here.

 Our new scheme has three options:

Option 1 (available from mid 2018) 

  • Quality Counts standards
  • An audit document to help make improvements 

Online Audit and Review (option 2):

  • Quality Counts standards
  • Online access
  • And an online check to receive feedback on strengths and actions

Upgrade to option 3 from option 2 from just £750, please call the Quality Counts team on 01484 407070 to upgrade. 

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Certification Mark (option 3):

Receive the full Quality Counts accreditation plus:

  • All aspects of the first two options
  • Mentor support throughout the 12-month process
  • External on-site assessment
  • A rigorous verification process.

If you wish to pay by monthly Direct Debit please call the Quality Counts team on 01484 407070 to setup payments from just £75 p/m.

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Contact the Quality Counts team by emailing QualityCounts@NDNA.org.uk.

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The system
"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."

New additions
"We liked the concept of the team and senior management team survey. The ability to upload limited pieces of evidence in the initial stages ensured a quicker start to the process in comparison to eQuality Counts. The mentor support in the initial stages was also very beneficial." 

Assessment
"The whole assessment was well managed, the per-assessment phone call was helpful and the quality of the assessor was positive. The feedback on the day of assessment was clear, it celebrated what was going well while being precise about our areas for development."

- Hilary Sharples - 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 trainingHappy children at nursery

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