NDNA in Saudi Arabia


Qurrah Daycare is an NDNA platinum Quality Counts setting in Saudi Arabia, set up to provide daycare for the children of Takamol Holdings employees. One of the key measures is for 40% of children to be enrolled in an early years setting/kindergarten by 2025. In 2024, NDNA hosted a training event with Wijha training company to explore the importance of early with a specific focus on instilling quality across nurseries in Saudi Arabia.


NDNA in Saudi Arabia

In 2024, NDNA was thrilled to be invited to attend the Nurseries Quality Forum in Riyadh, hosted by Wijha. It was a real pleasure to spend time with early years professionals, and listen to a range of views, alongside lively debate about the early years sector. It was interesting to note that the issues raised, during the expert panels, were the same issues regularly raised by the sector in the UK too.

The conference workshops looked at Quality Education in Early years and introduced NDNA’s Quality Counts accreditation programme, a quality improvement framework for continuous improvement with a focus on taking the whole staff team through the learning journey, evaluating the quality of provision for children.

During the trip, NDNA was invited to visit four local nurseries. This included Qurrah Day Care who is the first nursery in KSA to achieve Quality Counts accreditation (Platinum). The children in each nursery had stimulating environments to play and learn, supported by professional staff teams.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. I have purchased my Quality Counts course. What happens now?

You will now receive an introduction email from our Quality Counts inbox – [email protected] advising you of the next steps.  This will include a link to the site, along with your username and password for the site.  Once you have logged in there is a ‘Resources’ tab which we recommend downloading as a guide first and after this, you can then access your audit and start completing the sections (in any order you would like).  If you have any questions along the way you can contact us at [email protected] or give us a call on 01484 407070 to contact your mentor.

2. Is there a difference in the qualification received if I am an international nursery?

No, there is no difference between the qualification for an International nursery, you will receive the same certification and award pack.  The only difference with the process is that the assessment will be carried out virtually rather than in person.

3. Who can I expect to be contacting at NDNA in regards to our international Quality Counts qualification?

Sara and Greg will assist you with your portfolio and the QC website and Fiona will be your mentor and support you with any specific questions about QC or specifics to do with your setting.

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