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School Transitions

School Readiness

"By the age of four we would expect children to be ready to be separated from their parent or carer, to be able to demonstrate listening skills in being able to show interest and pay attention to a subject or stimulus.

To have enough language to be able to express themselves if they need something and be able to communicate something about what makes them who they are, such as name, age and something about family or relevant factors in their life. To be able to interact with an adult and/or a peer. For example, during play to be able to take turns and take some responsibility for their actions.

We think that children should be able to focus on, and show interest in, their work and the world around. To make observations, notice things and ask questions. To be able to hold a book, understand some aspects of narrative and respond to some boundary setting."

OFSTED, Are you Ready, 2014

Starting school is an important milestone for every child and their parents. At Moorwell Miracles Nursery, 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. Within our nursery it is a firm belief that all children need to be able to start school ready to learn, that they can 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 Key Persons 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.

At Moorwell Miracles Nursery, we know 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 and take the children to visit their new school with parental consent.

In the time leading up to the children leaving the nursery to start school, the Key Persons will plan and provide a variety of activities to promote school readiness for example:

  • Reading books together about starting school

  • Role playing the teacher with the register

  • Wearing school uniform for the day

  • Transition visits to their new school

At Moorwell Miracles we want to involve parents in the transition process and will share ideas with you as to what you can do at home to support your child in being ready to start school, such as walk or drive past the building to help your child to visualise where their school is and have an image of what it looks like.


Our staff understand that it is paramount to communicate as much as possible and endeavour to ensure that as parents you feel re-assured at all times so that this experience is a seamless transition for both parents and children.

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