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Early Years



An Early Years unit has been created at Panshanger to enable the Nursery and Reception classes to work together. The children have a ‘home base’ but have an opportunity to work and use resources in all areas of the unit at different times of the day. They also work with all members of the Foundation Stage staff.


In keeping with the ‘Every Child Matters’ agenda, in the Early Years we aim to:

  • help children make the transition from home to school with increasing confidence;
  • create a welcoming atmosphere where children and their families feel secure, happy, confident and valued, whatever their gender, race, creed, culture or ability.
  • provide a broad, balanced and “child centred” curriculum in a stimulating environment;
  • provide a range of good quality, active learning experiences for children to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically;
  • ensure that all children have equal access to every experience available;
  • help children grow in the understanding of the needs and feelings of others;
  • develop a partnership with parents and provide links with the wider community.

hqslogo_2012Hertfordshire Quality Standards

The school was delighted to receive the Hertfordshire Quality Standards award in recognition of the school’s provision in the Early Years.