Transitions are a big step for children and their families. At Sunny Days we strive to support this process any way that we can.
When children Start with us we are able to offer settling in sessions where the children are able to get to know the staff, the room and the children at the setting.
Transitions can also happen between our Nursery room and our Pre-School, in this instance it is treated in the same way where parents would be notified that their children will be beginning to settle in to the pre-school room. They will often be supported by their key person and are able to get to know the new room and staff within it.
Transitions from pre school to school will often be the biggest transition and this is supported by the parents and the school in which the child is attending.
We work closely with the school and share information about your child with them such as friendships they may have and activities they like. We would also ensure that we update them with where children are in terms of academically.
We provide plenty of activities such as role play with school uniforms, books with pictures of new teachers and class rooms and stories around starting school which all help make transitions a smooth process.