Quality And Standards

Early Years Quality Development Team information to help you keep standards high

Audit Tools

An audit tool is a self-evaluation of your childcare setting which includes safeguarding and the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Once you have completed your audit, please contact the Early Years Quality Development Team on 01202 456392. A member of the team will then offer you an assessment and observational visit to support your audit.

Early Years Tracker

Effective monitoring will help you to track individual and specific cohorts of children. 

We have some example trackers which you are welcome to use to help you support any children with gap in their learning and development:

Useful Tools 

This tool will help you to gather relevant information at the child's starting point and beyond.

Good Case Studies

Good case studies from Bournemouth based early years settings.

Childminder specific documents

Ofsted will carry out an inspection of your service within 30 months of your registration date. On this visit they will give you your overall grade – Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement or Inadequate.

Read this guidance document for help to prepare for your inspection

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