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Quality Improvement and Workforce Development

Ofsted inspect all types of childcare settings to ensure they provide a safe and stimulating environment for their children. We support providers to raise quality and improve the experiences that children have in care, learning and play.

Further information

What Early Years Quality Improvement Team (EYQIpT) do

EYQIpT work with early years settings, groups and childminders, in the private, voluntary, independent and maintained sectors by:

  • offering guidance and advice to prospective and new providers as well as the level 3 qualification/unit for newly registering childminders
  • supporting providers with actions following Ofsted judgements
  • giving advice on training as well as providing a comprehensive training programme
  • helping providers to keep up to date with changes in legislation and information from Ofsted

The Quality Improvement Programme encompasses national strategies, the use of the self-evaluation form and our own quality improvement tool the Q Cards.

Q Cards

The Q Cards are a quality improvement tool to support practitioners in developing quality provision through self-reflection and evaluation.

The Q Cards box set consists of cards that offer bite sized tasks and thought provoking statements and questions. The cards enable early year's practitioners to review their current practice and plan ahead for ways in which they can further improve.