Services for children

Transition - early years

Transition guide

Reception class transition guide (pdf) Transition to reception class

Transition form for children with SEND (word)

Transition resources

Transition, recovery and learning in the aftermath of a pandemic. (pdf) A resource for nursery and primary schools

‘A process rather than an event’

Successful transition happens where:

  • Transition is made a priority
  • Children are familiar with the people, places and routines
  • Parents are involved, consulted and supported
  • Routines and approaches to learning and teaching are relaxed and flexible
  • Friendships are acknowledged
  • There is a degree of predictability
  • An effective key person system is in place
  • Children have opportunity to take control of what is happening to them within a safe yet challenging place.

School readiness: “Children should start school healthy, happy communicative, sociable, curious, active and ready and equipped for the next phase of learning” (page 12 supporting families in the foundation stage)

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Last updated: 12 May 2020