Starting school is an important milestone for every child and their parents. At Busy Bees we believe that when children leave our nurseries 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 all Busy Bees nurseries it is a firm belief that all children need to be able to start school ready to learn, that they are able to 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.
In all Busy Bees nurseries we believe 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. 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
Eating lunch from a lunch box
Taking part in a fun sports day
Staff will also discuss with the children how they are feeling, taking an interest in what they say and engaging in conversations, for example asking them what their
teacher's name is.
At Busy Bees 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 parent's you feel re-assured at all times so that this experience is a seamless
transition for both parents and children.