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Setting the Table

File icon: pdf 21130-Setting the Table Nutritional Guidance and Food Standards [pdf 2MB] Click to download

How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare?


This framework closely correlates to the work undertaken on the recent review of How Good is Our School? (fourth edition). How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare? (HGIOELC) builds on the strengths of previous and existing frameworks for improvement. It offers specific illustrations of practice in Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) for children aged 0-5 years.

HGIOELC is made up of 15 Quality Indicators (QIs), which are organised into three key areas: Leadership and Management; Learning Provision; and Successes and Achievements. Each QI is described further in a number of themes, each of which has illustrations of what 'very good' looks like.


Here at Queen Street, our team uses this framework as an evaluation tool to give clear indication of what are our areas for development and where our strengths lie.

Ready Steady Baby

This site guides you through the phases of your pregnancy and the first 12 months with your new baby.

We give tips on finding out that you’re pregnant; the stages of labour; and your first days with your new baby.

Ready Steady Baby

Ready Steady Toddler

Explore our hands-on guide to help you through the challenges and rewards of the toddler years.

Ready Steady Toddler


Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, you can get free vouchers every week which you use to buy milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.

Pregnant or have children under four?

You could qualify if you're on benefits or you're pregnant and under 18.

Click on the link to check if you qualify