Transitions and Preparation for School

Starting school is a very important step in the life of a child and although a child may be chronologically old enough to attend school, this does not mean that he or she is developmentally ready.

Readiness for school depends on the individual child, the parent’s honest assessment of how the child will cope with everyday stress of formal education, and the early childhood teachers’ assessment of the child in a group setting.

Some of the skills a child needs to start school are; Social, Emotional, Personal; Language an listening; Physical and Cognitive Skills all of which are integrated in our curriculum through out the day through play.

In collaboration with families and the community such as local schools and experts, the professional staff will work together when they consider carefully and ensure that the decision about readiness for school is in the best interest of the child.  An extra year in an early childhood setting can make a great deal of difference.  Particularly as the entry age for schools change.

We believe and aim to practice in collaboration with families and the community the most important element in a smooth transition to life outside of this service and school and that is that of a good self-esteem.

Our motto is “Ready for Kindy Ready for Life”.