What is a Quality Assured Scheme?
Some registered Childminders are advanced members of the Dorset Quality Improvement Scheme (DQIS). These are childminders, who each have been assessed and monitored to provide a quality assured service, in accordance with the requirements of DQIS.
They are supported and monitored by a Borough of Poole Home-based Childcare Officer. Some Quality Assured childminders within the Quality Assurance Scheme may be "accredited" to provide Free entitlement of childcare places for 3 and 4 year olds.