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Transitions in the Early Years (information for practitioners)

Starting nursery or school is a big milestone in a child’s life and can be both an exciting and anxious time for the child and parents/carers. Below are a few tips and guidance that can support you as an early years practitioner to make this new transition as smooth as possible for children. Remember all children are unique and will deal with new experiences differently; some will easily settle into their new environment and routines while others will take a lot longer and may require an extended settling in period.

For Early Years Practioners

A good practice guide

Best practice principles

Transition into reception/year 1

Transition report template

PACEY: separation and transitions

For Parents and Carers

Starting school guide

Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team


Last Updated 19/05/2022

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