This can help children through the unsettling transition from their familiar nursery setting into a school environment.
You will need:
- No resources needed
This activity involves inviting the teacher from the children’s new school into the nursery setting for a visit. This may be more practical and feasible if the nursery offers wrap around care to a local school.
Invite the teacher to the setting and introduce them to the children and let them tell the children about their new school. Allow the teacher to get involved in your activities and move around groups of children talking to them and joining in their play activities. The teacher could also carry out their own choice of activity or read a story to the children before they leave.
This can help children become familiar with their teacher within their own setting, which in turn could help them feel more comfortable and settled when they start school.
Areas of learning covered:
- Personal and Social development
- Language, Literacy and Communication skills