We did it again! We are delighted to have achieved Level 3 the highest level of the Quality Award again.
e-Quality Counts is the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) flagship accreditation scheme and the only quality improvement scheme specifically for nurseries.
We have chosen to participate in the scheme as it helps us to continually reflect and develop our practice, covering a range of areas such as: our environment, working with parents; supporting children's learning. As a team we work through the various sections of the award reflecting on current practice. We feed parent views and those of our children in to this reflection cycle by using feedback from parent questionnaires, daily feedback and observations of children's engagement and use of The Mosaic Approach. We then assess our areas of strength and identify areas we can further improve.
To achieve the award we have to demonstrate exemplary practice above and beyond the statutory requirements of the EYFS and Ofsted.
We are continuing with the award and will be reassessed in 2020 - lets see if we can make a level 3 hat trick!
You can read more about the award by visiting the NDNA website where The Lakes is featured in a video talking about our experience of undertaking the award.