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Effective Self Evaluation in Childcare Settings – Completing the SEF

This virtual learning course allows you to learn at your own pace, using your own computer, completing the course online at your own convenience. You do not need to attend any classes, and you can print your own qualification off after you have successfully completed the course.


Entry Requirements: There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Course Info

This course focuses on the importance of practitioners working on self-evaluation within their own early years settings. It considers how self-evaluation should be come embedded in practice and how this is closely linked to the development and maintenance of quality, which is in turn related to the inspection process.

Having completed this course the learner will have developed a greater appreciation of the benefits of self-evaluation, why it can be an effective process and how they can use this within their own working environment.

Lesson Plan:

  • Course aims and learning intentions
  • An introduction to self-evaluation
  • Effective processes
  • Self-evaluation skills
  • Continuous improvement and quality assurance
  • Self-evaluation and inspection
  • Unpicking the Self-evaluation form


The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

Produced by the National Day Nursery Association (NDNA) this course is aimed at practitioners who are working in an early years setting. However, the learning content is suitable for anyone interested in learning more about child care best practice including those working in playgroups, pre-school and child minders.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

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