The National Quality Improvement Network (NQIN)

​The National Quality Improvement Network (NQIN) is a group that was set up by the National Children’s Bureau with Government funding to help support all local authorities across the country with their Quality Improvement work in Early Years. They worked with local authorities, including Bristol, to develop the 12 Quality Improvement Principles and it is these that underpin The Bristol Standard. Bristol keeps in touch with other regional networks and represents the Bristol Standard Family on the NQIN group. The group meets three times a year and prior to COVID these meetings at the National Children’s Bureau in London with representatives from NCB, Early Education, Early Alliance, NDNA, PLA . Often government ministers, Ofsted and reps from regional quality networks across the country. These meetings are now held online and are very supportive in the current times.

Quality Improvement Principles
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Nicky Bale – Foundation Years Bristol Standard Consultant

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