The aim of this website is to provide a support tool for local authorities, settings and other organisations in England using the Environment Rating Scales (ECERS-R, ECERS-E, ITERS-R, FCCERS-R and SACERS) for quality improvement. It is closely linked to the UK ECERS Network – a group of local authorities and other organisations who use the Environment Rating Scales.

The website is hosted and maintained by A+ Education Limited, but is intended as a resource for everyone to use and is not restricted to local authorities and practitioners who work with A+.

We very much welcome your comments and have set up an email address for responses, suggestions and questions ( We cannot promise that we will respond individually to your emails but we will review suggestions regularly. This website covers the American Environment Rating Scales: ECERS-R, ITERS-R, FCCERS-R and SACERS and also the UK extension to the ECERS-R (the ECERS-E). If you are new to the Environment Rating Scales, we suggest you also visit the American ECERS website:

A new revision of the ECERS-R - ECERS-3 is here!

Click here for further information.

Mapping the ECERS, ITERS and FCCERS
to the revised Early Years Foundation Stage framework.

Click here to download.

NEWLY PUBLISHED Revised Autumn 2013:
Mapping the ECERS/ITERS and FCCERS to the Ofsted Self-Evaluation Form
A guide for practitioners to support using the Environment Rating Scales to provide evidence for Ofsted

Click on the relevant scale to download.