First days at school produce a mixture of all kinds of emotions in very young children. The school day and its demands can be quite daunting, and often tiring, for many during their first few weeks. Some children may have attended the nursery, a nursery school or a playgroup, while others will be coming straight from home. It is important to stress that for every child the experience of starting school will be different.
The school and nursery work closely to ensure as smooth a transition as possible into school. Children are invited to an induction visit before starting school. School nursery children will have free flow across nursery and Foundation in the summer term to meet their Foundation teachers who also liaise with other local pre-school providers and become familiar with the Foundation setting.