Starting school is an important milestone for every child and their parents. At St Christopher’s we believe that when children leave our Nursery to embark on the next chapter in their lives, we must do all we can to support and celebrate this transition, ensuring the children are well prepared for the next stage in their learning. It is our firm belief that all children need to be able to start school ready to learn, that they are able to make friends and play and that they are confident to ask for what they need and voice what they think.
Children’s early experiences are paramount for their future success and these are influenced by many factors including the impact of their early education and care. Parents and staff working together in partnership are important to develop the home learning environment. By working together we believe that this will help improve your child’s progress and support them in making a better start at school.
We also believe that it is important to liaise with the school prior to children joining them and will invite the teachers to visit the children at the Nursery. In the time leading up to the children leaving the Nursery to start school, staff will plan and provide a variety of activities to promote school readiness.