Harton Village Kindegarten has achieved the Quality Counts Platinum award!

In the early years, Quality Counts

In November 2019, Harton Village Kindergarten became one of a handful of nurseries to have successfully completed and achieved the Quality Counts award from the National Day Nurseries Association.

Not only did we become the first nursery in South Tyneside to receive a Quality Counts award from the NDNA but our hard work was rewarded by being able to achieve a Platinum Quality Accounts award, the highest possible.

What is Quality Counts?

Quality Counts is a registered certification mark from the NDNA designed to distinguish the nurseries that offer only the very best and most consistent quality childcare. At it's heart, it is a quality improvement scheme designed to showcase nurseries that want to reflect, review and improve their practice to the highest quality standards.

The award can take up to 12 months to achieve and covers every area of our service and childcare.

From the NDNA website:

"Quality Counts is NDNA's quality improvement scheme for nurseries. It showcases nurseries that want to reflect, review and improve their practice to the highest quality standards.

Achieving Quality Counts gives your parents and staff the reassurance that your nursery meets defined and robust quality standards."

What it means to be Quality Counts accredited?

Quality Counts is an additional accreditation from the NDNA that goes alongside an Ofsted grading, but the aim is to go above and beyond the Ofsted requirements and highlight the highest quality of childcare providers.

Having both an Outstanding Ofsted grading and now a Platinum Quality Accounts accreditation means that you can be certain that at Harton Village Kindgergarten, we offer only the highest quality childcare and are committed to improving the care we provide at every opportunity.

Purnima Tanuku, Chief Executive of NDNA states: “Achieving Quality Counts involves a great deal of hard work and development, and illustrates a nursery’s absolute commitment to children. The nursery should be very proud of this achievement as the Quality Counts scheme demonstrates that children are at the heart of what they do.”

What they say about us

On receiving our Platinum award we also were given a copy of the assessment report for our accreditation, our report was filled with glowing descriptions of our nursery and the care we provide to all the children who attend. You can read some of the highlights on our blog post.