Give a Quilt to nurseries

Merton’s nurseries will participate in a presentation ceremony on Monday 6 March, to mark the completion of the first module of the QuILT programme.

QuILT (Quality Improvement in Learning and Teaching) is the concept of Brighton and Hove Local Education Authority. It’s a scheme designed to assist child practitioners who provide care and education for foundation stage children.

The nurseries to be awarded at Monday’s presentation are Asquith Nursery, Bond Road Family Centre, Building Blocks Kids Club Plus, Lavender Children’s Centre, Little Hall Gardens and Oaktree Nursery. Each of the aforementioned will be presented with the Parental Partnership, Home and Community Liaison certificate that they successfully passed at the higher credit level.

Consisting of nine modules, QuILT can be completed over a period of three years. If nurseries attain six or more of the modules at the higher credit level rating, they will be awarded the Investors in Children Award.

The other eight modules include:

· Equal Opportunities
· Relationships and Interactions
· Physical Environment
· Staffing
· Planning, Assessment and Record Keeping
· Learning and Teaching Strategies
· The Curriculum and Learning Experiences
· Aims and Objectives

Each module covers information gathering, action planning, implementation, evaluation and moderation.