What is required of the test centre?
The centre leader and all professional members of staff who will be involved in accrediting products will receive training so that they are well-acquainted with the accreditation process. If a new centre leader is employed, the centre will be reassessed before continuing to function as a test centre.
The test centre guarantees that accreditation is part of ordinary everyday life and work with the children at the centre.
The centre is obliged to provide the necessary adult supervision during the assessment process. The test centres also take part in a network in order to maintain a high level of knowledge and commitment to the accreditation process.
The centre is not paid to take part as the process is part and parcel of daily life at the institution. The centre will in most cases retain the product after the end of the accreditation process.
A label with a seal will ALWAYS be affixed to the main entrance to an approved test centre. The seal confirms that the institution is an approved test centre. Approval is renewed annually. Excellent play visits each test centre once a year to review the test centre and renew the seal.
Excellent play currently (March 2014) operates 92 test centres (all in Denmark).
The test centres are subdivided into categories:
Category (age group):
- Nurseries (0-3 years)
- Integrated childcare institutions (0-6 years)
- Kindergartens (3-6 years)
- Infants and early years (5-7 years)
- After-school clubs (5-10 years)
- Ad hoc I (5-7 years)
- Ad hoc II (7-9 years)
- Ad hoc III (9-11 years)