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Transitions

"During my son's final year at Nursery we were very pleased with the transition planning and participation for him to continue his education in the Preparatory Department."

Nursery parent

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Transitions through Nursery

We believe that smooth transitions are essential for everyone’s wellbeing. We therefore aim to make all transition times as stress free and happy as possible for everyone concerned.

When your child first joins us at Trinity Nursery we will discuss with you and agree a settling in procedure to suit your needs. Before moving to the next stage within the Nursery the children will be taken for visits by their Keyperson so that the transition is a gradual one. Because of our close working links with the School and, in particular, the Reception Class, the transition to the Trinity Preparatory Department is also a very smooth one.

During regular visits to the Reception Class, Pre-Prep children become familiar with the staff and surroundings of the Prep Department. As part of the Early Years Foundation Stage the Reception Class continues to build on the skills developed in the Nursery and the children will be familiar with many of the teaching methods.

Throughout the year, parents are able to visit the Reception Class, see it in action and discuss with a very experienced teacher the wealth of opportunities offered. Pre-Prep children particularly enjoy music and movement sessions with the Prep Drama Teacher and working on art projects with the Prep Art Teacher.

All nursery parents are automatically members of the Trinity PTA and a range of social events throughout the year encourages everyone to become involved in the life of the School. All of the activities ensure that, by the time the children move to the Reception Class, the whole family feel at ease within the School surroundings, ensuring an enjoyable, stress free transition for everyone.

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