Services for Young Children

Quality improvement tools

Welcome to the Quality Improvement Tools.

Services for Young Children (SfYC) has revised these materials to support providers with their reflective practice. The tools offer a framework for settings to evaluate the quality of their provision and specifically focus on the key aspects of provision that are known to have the greatest impact on improving outcomes for all children.

Using the tools will help providers and practitioners to enhance their knowledge and understanding of quality practice. It provides a method to indentify the next steps for improvement and encourages a cycle of reflection and development. The self-evaluative tools also help practitioners to provide evidence of good practice when asked about their provision by parents, colleagues, OfSTED inspectors or advisers from the Local Authority.

SfYC recognises that Hampshire providers are dedicated to ensuring their children have the best possible start in life and I am confident the Tools will support that commitment.

Tracey Sanders

Head of Services for Young Children

These six quality improvement tools work alongside the three improvement support programme levels of support within 'learning and development' 'inclusion' and 'leadership and management.' Please use the links to find out more.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Useful links

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)