We find ourselves in challenging times at the moment, living our lives from one day to the next at present. At Kingswood we want to do all that we can to ensure that your child has a successful transition into our nursery class in September 2020.
It seems unlikely that we will be able to hold ‘New Parent Meetings’ or be able to offer ‘Stay and Play’ sessions for you and your child to spend time with us, but we are hoping that the documents we are providing will support you and your child to feel ready for joining us in September.
Please take time to read through these and take part in some of the suggested activities with your child.
If you look under Pre-School/Nursery – Special Events you will find lots of photos to share with your child.
As always children will be joining us with a range of previous experiences:
- Some of the children will be familiar with Kingswood as they currently attend Pre-School, or have had an older sibling with us in the past
- some children will be transferring from another setting
- some children will be coming straight from home
Please start by watching ‘New Parents Welcome’ Power Point presentation.
- New Parents' Welcome (1MB)
This adapted version would have been shared with you at the ‘New Parent Meetings’. There is a lot of information included in this, with additional notes at the bottom of each page, which we hope will explain how Kingswood operates and how important we feel it is to develop a strong partnership with you.
There are a number of documents that we hope you will find useful:
- ‘I am Starting School’ leaflet (386KB)
You should already have received a copy of this from Herts County Council.
- ‘Here I come’ booklet (1MB)
You should already have received a copy of this from Herts County Council
- Getting ready for school (2MB)
A tick chart you might find fun to use with your child
- Summer Activities to try (1MB)
- Parent guide to home visits (91KB)
- Early Years Library leaflet (482KB)
- Coping with incontinence (692KB)
Unless your child has a complex medical need, we would urge all parents to get their child toilet trained over the summer holiday.
If we come across other documents that we feel may be helpful we will add these resources to our website, so do keep checking.
If having read through the ‘New Parents Welcome’ Power Point presentation you have further questions, then please write these down and we will be able to answer them at the home visits in September.
If there is anything more urgent then please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01923 672531 and we will do our best to answer them.
All schools and settings will have to make vital changes to the ways in which they usually support children when they join a new school or class. We want to assure you that we will be constantly adapting our approaches to meet the needs of the children and families.
Our core values include ensuring that all children are safe and secure and ‘at the heart of all we do’.
This has not changed. Our emphasis will be on settling the children and making sure they are happy.