Getting ready for ‘big school’!

It’s not always easy helping your child prepare for the huge changes that come with moving on to big school. To help make the transition smoother, we run a school readiness program that is based on the requirements of the school they’ll be attending.

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We consider the early school curriculum to tailor what we are teaching your child as they get ready for school.

Our preschool program is centred around readying your child for school. We take many key areas into account, assessing their progress and providing information to parents and schools to ensure the happiest experience possible!

We have an in depth, holistic approach to school readiness programs with weekly focuses. We run this program alongside school terms, with weekly (fun) homework to help children become confident and create a routine in preparation for primary school.

We work closely with local primary schools, hosting information nights at the service and liaising with teachers to ensure we’re providing the best start for each child according to their future teachers. We encourage parent participation at the service and at home, with homework sheets that display children’s developing confidence and include families in their learning.

We include a Jolly Phonics program to help children link sound, sight and creation of English letters.

The school readiness program is non-compulsory and children and families are welcome to choose to participate at their own level.