Getting ready for big school at our Day Nursery Liverpool
The start of a new school term is always exciting, but the transition from nursery to primary school can be both daunting and overwhelming for young children, and although every parent wants their child to settle, they are often unaware how they can support them.
Children aged between 30-50 months and 40-60 months are expected to achieve a range of developmental milestones against the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) to be ‘school ready’. These include: dressing and undressing, using scissors to make cuts in paper, using the correct pencil grip to form recognisable letters of their name as well as recall simple rhymes and numbers from one to ten.
Yet, leaving a setting and starting a new one can be an emotionally daunting and unsettling experience for many children, particularly when there are increased pressures on being ‘school ready’. Sally Dunlop, NDNA Early Years Adviser, believes effective transition procedures require careful planning from all teams and should be rooted in a clear understanding of young children’s social, emotional and intellectual needs.
Our Liverpool Day Nursery offers an easy transition for children who will be attending school. We encourage independent learning to help make the transition easier. If you have any concerns regarding your child’s progress, our staff at our Day Nursery Liverpool will be happy to discuss these with you. Please contact us.