We want to make sure that our children are ready for their next stage in learning, so we work closely with the local schools in ensuring that they have the best transition to Reception as possible. Children in nursery mainly transfer to either The Brigg or The Green Infant Schools in South Normanton. Nursery works together with both schools sharing projects, bidding for funds and sharing ideas and good practice. Children start school in the September of the school year in which they will be 5.
As part of the transition process staff from both schools visit the children at nursery, as well as talking to their keyworkers. In order to support our children, Nursery staff accompany children to their new school on their first visit. If children have identified SEN, we will work with the school they are joining to ensure that they have additional visits or support from a staff member for the majority of their visits.
Children visit their chosen infant school for either a full or a part week, dependent on the school. Both infant schools have induction meetings for parents.
Parents apply to the local authority for a place at infant school starting in the November before their child is due to start. This is normally done on line. Nursery will notify and remind parents when applications need to be completed. If you have any questions or concerns regarding transition, then please see Peter.