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Early Years

The Early Years team is responsive to current national priorities and to the locally identified needs of Early Years practitioners, and is committed to raising early achievement in schools, academies and other settings. They provide support and challenge for self-evaluation through a quality assurance process, focusing on leadership, action planning and professional development.

Through a programme of consultancy visits, audits of practice and provision, training, mentoring, surgeries, coaching, network meetings and INSET days, Early Years advisers and consultants can help schools, academies and settings to:

  • build reflective high‑quality teams and a sustainable workforce
  • safeguard children’s well-being and foster positive relationships
  • offer children exciting and enabling learning environments
  • demonstrate the impact of their work with families
  • enhance the impact of partnership working with other organisations
  • support the development and progress of all children, especially the most vulnerable
  • develop high‑quality provision, as recognised by Ofsted

Evaluate the effectiveness of your early years provision - new service launching in September 2016

Help your school or setting to effectively evaluate their practice and provision to inform continuous improvement. Highly experienced early years advisers from Herts for Learning will undertake a comprehensive evaluation on all areas of practice including:

  • self-evaluation
  • planning systems
  • assessment processes
  • staff interactions with children
  • quality of teaching
  • quality of leadership

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For further information on all Herts for Learning’s school improvement consultancy and advisory services, contact or call 01438 845111.

What they are saying
I am confident I can drive improvement based on the comprehensive report and clear recommendations given.” Headteacher
'Provides excellent support to the centre through the high quality termly reviews'
'Excellent conference provided by an excellent team! Took the myth out of quality EYFS provision.'
'Knowledgeable team'

Want to find out more?


Herts for Learning
Phone: 01438 845111

Who we are

Early Years Adviser (quality & training)
Early Years Adviser
Early Years Consultant
Early Years Consultant
Early Years Consultant
Early Years Adviser
Early Years Adviser (Children’s Centre Lead)
Education Services Director (Early Years)
Early Years Consultant
Early Years Adviser
Early Years Consultant (Playwork)
Early Years Adviser
Early Years Consultant


View the current Early Years training & CPD courses