With the new National Quality Standards having been implemented into all childcare services, including Outside School Hours Care Services, it is important to include all staff in the Quality Improvement Plan process.
One way which I have decided to increase staff motivation and participation in this process I have divided the standards into their seven quality areas, and then into elements.
Each set of elements has been placed in a separate grid and placed in the staff information space as a poster. Where the posters are displayed the sheets with the questions ‘What do we do well’ and ‘What could we improve’ will also be placed.
Once every 2 weeks the posters will be changed and the question sheets will be collated and put into the Quality Improvement Plan.
As the Quality Improvement Plan is an ongoing process, when the posters have completed one cycle, the first element will again be placed up to continue the cycle of improvement of our services.