The Better Start Quality Development Service is an additional resource to support and drive quality improvement. It provides a highly skilled and experienced Early Years Specialist team to work directly in a mentoring capacity with Early Years services, complementing and adding to other quality resources such as training, CPD programmes, networking, cluster type support groups and individual or team based development work.
The Quality Development Service will operate on a national, rather than regional or county basis. Requests for the service can be made through your local CCC and will be processed centrally. Early Years Specialists will be allocated to ECEC services on the basis of availability, skills and experience, as far as possible matching the service profile. You can learn more about the Better Start Quality Development Service by clicking here.
Please see below 10 steps for the engagement process with the Better Start quality service
Click here to read the latest criteria for engaging the Better Start Quality Development Service.
If your service meets the criteria above and would like to engage the Quality Development Service in your setting, please read this document to learn more about what is involved and contact WCCC to express your interest.
Please see our Steps to Quality Development Infographic