Nursery mark to recognise good service

Merle Davis, director of the Centre for Early Child Development, part of the NSPCC Better Start campaign

Merle Davis, director of the Centre for Early Child Development, part of the NSPCC Better Start campaign

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Blackpool Better Start, which is working to transform services for pre-school children, has introduced a quality mark for providers of early years education and childcare.

It will recognise the commitment of nurseries providing high quality services to Blackpool’s youngest children and act as an assurance for parents.

Merle Davies, director at the Centre for Early Child Development, said: “Children who experience high quality early years provision are well placed to achieve better outcomes in school and beyond, as well as develop better social, emotional and cognitive abilities.

“Blackpool is fortunate in having a very high percentage of good and outstanding rated nurseries, and this initiative will help local settings continue to deliver quality and excellence for Blackpool’s youngest children.”

Sarah Lambert, development manager at Blackpool Better Start, said: “We are striving for Blackpool and its early years practice to be the centre of excellence for quality provision and practice to improve the outcomes for children.”