Supporting a Successful Transition to School at Children 1st @ Bilborough
Children’s lives today are so much more hectic than ever before. Going to a setting for the first time, moving to another one, starting school or moving into a new class are seen by many people as a normal part of the lives of children.
Yet transitions are milestone events for children and have a definite effect on their development. They are times of exciting change certainly and times of new opportunities and growth for every child. They can also be times of uncertainty where surroundings are not the same, expectations and procedures different and faces as yet unfamiliar.
Getting transition right is vital for every child and is not a single event that merely ‘happens’. Transition should be viewed as a process rather than an event that involves children, practitioners, and parents together. Transition has been described as an ongoing journey rather than a destination.
We are proud to say that our children have begun their transition into school with the support of our onsite primary school Jubilee Lead Academy. Our children visit school daily to have lunch, access the school hall, outdoor space and other areas of school.
They are familiar with many of the teaching staff and are already beginning to form positive relationships ahead of joining the school on a full-time basis in September.
Our partnership working continues to be extremely beneficial to all of our children and their families.