How will the Pre-school prepare and support my child to join the transfer to a new setting or school?

Little Dragons works closely with other settings/schools liaising with class teachers and your child’s key person to aid transition. We have good links with the local school, intake days are planned in the last half of the Summer Term and schools assemblies are attended by children attending Reception in September.
We will discuss any relevant information with you (with your permission) and your child prior to your child’s start date. We offer a flexible settling in period, should your child have difficulties settling in and when transferring to another setting or moving on to school. We will invite the key person/teacher to attend your child’s sessions at pre-school to help them become familiar with them and to discuss your child’s strengths and needs.
You will have an opportunity to discuss any requirements concerns with us and the class teacher or new practitioner.
We have always adopted good links with the school and other settings and we feel this gives us a consistent approach to ensuring the continuity of care for your child.
We plan circle times giving the children an opportunity to talk about their feelings, we also have books, sequence cards and photographs of our feeder schools, which we share and discuss with the children. We undertake PE sessions prior to school, helping the children to practice getting undressed and dressed. We offer school uniform in our role play area prior to school so the children should they wish can learn to put on their school uniform.
Your child’s learning journey, ‘One Page Profile’ or EHC Plan and any other information that may be relevant to your child will be passed on to the new setting/school giving them the time to make necessary plans for any changes they may need to make. Please note only with parent/carer permission.