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  • Writer's picturePhileas Fox

Smooth Transition: From Nursery to Big School

As children approach the milestone of leaving nursery and entering big school, it's natural to feel a mixture of excitement and apprehension. At Phileas Fox, we understand the importance of this transition period and strive to make it as seamless as possible for both children and parents alike. We believe in laying strong foundations for a lifetime of learning, and part of that process involves ensuring a smooth transition from nursery to school.

Building Confidence

Building confidence in your child is the key aspect of transitioning from nursery to school. We focus on nurturing each child's individual strengths and abilities, helping them to develop the self-assurance they need to tackle new challenges. Through a combination of structured activities, free play, and positive reinforcement, we empower our children to believe in themselves and their abilities.

Developing Independence

Independence is another crucial skill that children need as they make the transition to school. At our nursery, we encourage independence in various ways, such as allowing children to make choices, take on responsibilities, and solve problems on their own. By fostering independence from an early age, we help prepare the children for the greater autonomy they'll experience in a school setting.

Academic Readiness

Preparing children academically for school is also important, although each child does develop at their own pace. Our curriculum is designed to introduce foundational concepts in literacy, numeracy, and other key subjects in a fun and engaging manner. Through hands-on activities, group play, and interactive learning experiences, the children are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive academically when they transition to school.

Emotional Support

Transitioning to school can be an emotional time for both children and parents. That's why emotional support is an integral part of our approach at Phileas Fox Nursery. Our experienced teachers provide a nurturing environment where children feel safe expressing their feelings and concerns. We also offer support and guidance to parents, helping them navigate the transition process and address any questions or anxieties they may have.

Partnership with Parents

We believe that effective communication and collaboration between nursery and home are essential for a successful transition to school. That's why we maintain open lines of communication with parents throughout the transition process. Whether it's through regular updates, or one-on-one meetings, we work closely with parents to ensure that they feel informed and supported every step of the way.

Celebrating Milestones

As children prepare to leave nursery and embark on their journey to school, we take the time to celebrate their achievements and milestones. From graduation ceremonies to special events, we create memorable experiences that mark this important transition in their lives. These celebrations not only serve as a way to commemorate their time at nursery but also instill a sense of pride and accomplishment in each child.

At Phileas Fox, we understand that transitioning from nursery to school is a significant milestone for both children and parents. That's why we're committed to providing a supportive and enriching environment where children can thrive and grow. With our focus on building confidence, fostering independence, promoting academic readiness, offering emotional support, partnering with parents, and celebrating milestones, we ensure that every child is well-prepared for the exciting journey ahead.


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