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Transition from Home

At Gadebridge Nursery and Preschool, we encourage and support smooth transition from home to Nursery. We know that each child is different, and this may be an unsettling time for both parents and children. We are committed to making it as smooth as possible and settling for you and your child by working very closely with you and ensuring your child is assigned a key worker. We will be relying on you to provide us with relevant information about your child/children such as their present interests, dislikes, food, etc.

What will my child be learning?

Prime Areas

Personal Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

  • Making relationships

  • Self-confidence and self-awareness

  • Managing feelings and behaviour

Physical Development (PD)

  • Moving and handling

  • Health and self-care

Communication and Language (CL)

  • Listening and attention

  • Understanding

  • Speaking


Specific Areas

Literacy (L)

  • Reading

  • Writing

Mathematics (M)

  • Numbers

  • Shape

  • Space

  • Measure

Understanding the World (UTW)

  • People and Communities

  • The World,

  • Technology

Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

  • Exploring and using media and materials

  • Being Imaginative

How will my child learn?

Playing and exploring – children will be encouraged to learn by investigating and experiencing things and by adopting a “have a go” approach.


Active learning – children will be encouraged to concentrate and keep on trying if they encounter difficulties and enjoy achievements.


Creating and thinking critically – children are encouraged to have and develop their own ideas, make connections between their ideas, and develop ways of doing things.

How can I extend my child’s learning at home?

  • Use our suggested activities in our next steps on Tapestry

  • Look at activity section on Tapestry and engage your child at home

  • We will give you daily feedback of your child’s day at the setting and you can talk to your child about what he/she has learnt.

  • Read to and with your child at home (which you can do at bedtime)

  • Retell stories or sing nursery rhymes and songs at bath time

  • Use mealtimes as opportunity for counting

  • Talk … Talk … Talk with your child and give them opportunity to respond

  • Ask your child open-ended questions

  • Give your child writing materials to express him /herself

  • Go for a walk and talk about nature, count similar items and recall what you have seen together

  • Encourage self – help skills

  • The list goes on……. Please speak to a member of the team for more tips, we will love to help. It is all about the CHILD’s Learning.

Our aim is to create a positive relationship and enabling environments to promote learning and development for every child

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