A transition should be a happy and positive experience for you and your child. Whether your child is transitioning to the next room in the nursery, onto a new setting or to big school. We aim to support you and your child in the best possible way.
Moving to a new room
Before your child moves to the next room in the nursery, they are supported by their key person during small play sessions in their new room. They will slowly begin to spend time with their new key person, taking part in activities that they most enjoy. They will have some of their mealtimes in the room to support a feeling of belonging and will give the opportunity for them to have some social time with their new peers.
Moving to school
When your child moves onto another setting or to school, again we will support you and liaise with your child’s new setting. We invite school teachers to the nursery so that they can meet your child and key person in order to find out about their interests, routines and any other information we feel they need to know in order to support your child during their transition to their new setting. We support the children by promoting school readiness with a range of activities in the final term before September. These will include:
- Reading books together in circle time about starting school
- Role playing a teacher taking a register and promoting the children to sign in themselves
- Having PE during the day so encouraging the children to bring a PE kit and getting changed/dressed after the session
- Using wipe clean boards to write our name and age daily to promote writing skills and independence.
We also recognise that for many children this will be an overwhelming and scary time. We will spend time talking to your child about how they feel and encourage them to express this through talking/drawing, so we are able to share this with you as parents. We would also appreciate you to share with us anything your child says or does in relation to school so we can collaboratively offer them a smooth transition.