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What are the key aspects of getting your child ready for school? – Bright Kids

Published on 12th November 2017 by Tessa Robinson

What are the key aspects of getting your child ready for school? At Bright Kids we work with our children in nursery and pre-school to prepare them for the next stage of their learning, which is usuallyBright Kids going off to school. However, there is so much more that can be done at home by parents that will support children in this big transition.

We have talked with our local schools and there are some core skills that schools would like children to have before entering school and these can loosely be split into 6 main areas, which are:

• Getting Dressed
• Maths
• Phonics
• Life Skills
• Social Skills
• Attitude

There are plenty of things parents can do at home to get their child ready for school

• making games out of putting their clothes on inside out
• practice counting actual objects rather than just using the number names
• not being worried about reading and writing but working on sounds in words
• making sure your child can independently wipe their nose, wash & dry their hands and can ask to go to the toilet
• getting them used to large groups of children by socialising with more children in unfamiliar places
• getting your children into regular routines, morning and evening, talking to them about their feelings as well

These are just a few ideas that will help your child in their transition to school. Talking with the nursery or pre-school and working with them is essential to making this a fun time for your child. Listen to their advice and seek support if you are unsure about anything.

We wish all of our children a successful transition to school .

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About Bright Kids

Since 1999 we have provided quality childcare and education for children from the ages of 6 weeks to 12 years. Our bright and happy atmosphere promotes learning through stimulating, creative play activities.

Flexible, Nursery and Out of School Childcare

We understand the difficulties of juggling your career and taking care of your child, so we offer a flexible approach to childcare. Our unique approach includes extended opening hours, a 51 week year and finally a concerted effort to work around your schedule. Whether you work shifts, are a student or a teacher, speak to us and see how we can accommodate your requirements.

We offer childcare services at:

Childcare and Education for children

Bright Kids embed a culture of quality and care in everything we do. Through Bright Kids rigorous policies and continuous training we ensure are maintaining standards so that we can provide expert, quality childcare that is tailored specifically for your child.

Bright Kids highly motivated team are committing to our high standards and also delivering quality, caring childcare. We are proud of our friendly, bright atmosphere where your child can develop their potential by learning through play.

Experienced, Highly Qualified Childcare Teams

Over 95% of our team members have already achieved a recognised early years qualification rather than the 50% which is the usual requirement within children’s nurseries.  We now have several graduate level staff with an Early Years Teacher qualification ahead of future legal requirements. This is proven to raise the quality of early years provision.

In addition, we keep up-to-date with the latest developments in education and we ensure that we fully inform parents of how these affect them and their children.

Clear Effective Communication

We understand how important it is to share your child’s day. Our effective communication systems ensure we keep you informed enabling continuity for your child between the home and nursery.

In addition, we document all the activities which promote your child’s specific learning in their individual learning journal. There is now a record through an online system and which we regularly share with you.

Come and see for yourself. Call us on 01527 452430

Category: Educational, Parents