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Transition to Primary School

Starting School is a big step for both your child and your family. Here at the Children's Centre we understand you will want to do your best to prepare your child for this new adventure so we have created a Starting School- A guide of parents booklet. It gives lots of support and advice about this big step for children and along with ideas of things parent can do in the home to prepare their child.

More useful information and advice to help you prepare your child for Primary School

Developing independence:

Encouraging your child to develop their independence with certain skills is a great way to prepare your child and help them feel confident at school.

One great and fun way to do this is practising putting on their new school uniform and P.E. kit . At our Ready Steady Let’s Go To School group we’ve been practising this.

Practising their dressing skills in general is really positive and below is some more information on how to support your child with this.

Parent’s guide to dressing skills

Useful Websites for Starting School:

  • Rutland County Council: School, Education and Learning

         Local guidance and support for parents whose child attends a Rutland school or Early Years Provision.

  •  Rutland County Council—SEND local offer– Rutland Information Service


  •  Starting Primary School—BBC bitesize


          Amazing interactive games, advice from experts and informational videos.

  •  Hungry Little Minds–  UK Government Campaign


          Develop your child's communication and language skills.

          Variety of simple, age appropriate activities.

  •  Pacey—Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years


          Videos, free resources and advice from professionals in Early Years.

  •  The Children’s Centre, Oakham - Rutland County Council

          Fun activities, videos and information for home learning for under 5’s.

  •  Rutland County Council Library



Download links to useful websites here

Follow this link for advice to parents with children starting Primary School:

Top Tips for Starting School

Watch our Top Tips video for starting school!

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