Transition from Nursery to Big School

Helping Your Child Transition from Nursery to Big School

Your child will no doubt be excited about the change from a nursery school setting to a primary or preparatory school setting. They’re going to be meeting a lot of new kids, have the chance to make new friends and learn a whole lot more skills that nursery has already helped them along with. To calm those nerves however, there are some ways you can help your child with the big change. Here are some tips from this private nursery in Hampshire.

Talk to your child on the way to school

It’s wise to take your child along to school and see what the layout will be like, how the process will go each day, and what they will be expected to do when it’s time to head into class. The first few weeks your child will be unsure of what to expect or who to even talk to if they’ve moved to a brand new area to start school in, so you’ll need to be prepared for a very shy child.

Talk to them openly about heading to school and how fun it will be for them to enjoy going to school, making friends and having plenty of activities to explore. Be enthusiastic about their journey to school and how it’ll gear them up for their future.

Bring treats for the end of the school day

After a long day at school, a little pick me up for a child could make their day. Bring along a treat like a new toy, or take them to an activity centre right after school to continue the fun. Make this time really memorable for your child and show them that good things come to those who wait. It can also mean that your child will feel much more reassured about their journey ahead.