Your child’s first day at school is fast approaching and you are wondering how best to prepare them for this new chapter. ‘Big School’ is a significant developmental milestone which can be both exciting and sometimes a little daunting for both parents and children.
However, with some encouragement and a little preparation, most young children will smoothly settle into their school, ready to learn and have fun. We’re here to share our advice on what you can do to help support your child’s transition from the nursery environment to the school environment.
At our nurseries, we support our children in their journey to become ‘school ready’. We have built our Foundations for the Future model which is full of learning experiences and activities that fit within the EYFS framework and help embed positive live skills, behaviours and attitudes. Preparing our children not just for school, but for life!
Our Head of Early Years and Education, Teresa Brooke has shared her key advice for parents: ‘Starting school is not only a milestone for your child but also for you as a parent. Remember to give yourself time to adjust to the new routine and the emotions that may surround it. This is a change for the whole family, remember you all need time to adapt, not just your little one. It can be an exciting time but also a nervous one. Make sure that you communicate with the school if you have any worries or concerns and remember we are still here for you to confide in.”
Read below for some tips from Teresa on how you can help your child feel ready and prepared to start school with a smile:
You can also download our useful ‘Starting School Checklists’ that you can print out at home and go through with your little one to help get them excited for their first day!
If your little one is beginning school this year, we would like to wish them all the very best for the future. We are so very grateful to all of our parents who have given us opportunity to be part of their child’s educational journey.