Services for children

Transition - early years

‘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)

Transition form for children with SEND (word)

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Last updated: 02 Oct 2018