Transition to the next room
When your child is ready to move onto the next stage of development, we will begin the transition from one room to another within the nursery.
The Key Person from your child’s current room will begin to discuss the transition with you and complete a Transition Form which details the planned transition and relevant information which is needed to be passed onto the new Key Person in your child’s new room.
Your child’s existing key person will accompany your child during these early settling in visits. To begin with these visits will only be for a period between 1-2 hours, they will advance to half a session and then a full day when appropriate.
Settling in visit sheets will be completed to document how your child is adapting to these visits. These will be shared with you following each visit.
If you wish to make an appointment with the new Key Person to discuss how your child is settling in, you are welcome to do so.
Starting school is an important milestone for every child and their parents.
We believe that when children leave our nurseries to embark on the next chapter in their lives, we must do all we can to support and celebrate this transition, ensuring the children are well prepared for the next stage in their learning.
We believe that it is important to liaise with the school prior to children joining them and will invite the teachers to visit the children at the nursery.
In the time leading up to the children leaving the nursery to start school the Key Persons will plan and provide a variety of activities to promote school readiness for example:
- Reading books together about starting school
- Role playing the teacher with the register
- Wearing school uniform for the day
- Eating lunch from a lunch box
- Taking part in a fun sports day
Staff will also discuss with the children how they are feeling, taking an interest in what they say and engaging in conversations, for example asking them what their teacher’s name is.
We want to involve parents in the transition process and will share ideas with you as to what you can do at home to support your child in being ready to start school, such as walk or drive past the building to help your child to visualise where their school is and have an image of what it looks like.