Starting at the Centre.
Before starting at the centre parents are invited to bring their child for 3 introduction visits. The purpose of this is to familiarise parents and children with the setting and to meet staff and other children whilst offering a “taster” of a typical day.
Transitions within the Centre
You will be notified in advance of a proposed move date for your child to the next room. Prior to the move date, the child’s current key person will carry out internal visits between the rooms to support this transition (settles). Parents are also welcome for a settling in visit, during which they will be introduced to the new key person.
All children’s paperwork of observations, reports and tracking are completed by the end of July and sent through to the school prior to the child starting. This includes any paperwork which supported the child whilst they attended the setting. This provides the school with all the relevant information before the child starts.
Some schools will arrange visits with us to come and see the children within their nursery environment.
If your child as additional needs we can arrange a meeting with the receiving school to support a smooth transition and to give clear picture of need and provision that is required to be in place in the new setting.
If we identify, alongside specialist services that a young person is likely to require support above that is typically available in a mainstream school, for a prolonged period of time, we will ask your permission to apply for an application for an Education, Health and Care (EHC), leading to a statutory EHC Plan. We will do this in a timely manner to ensure that your child has the support they need on entry to school.