Local Nurseries and Playgroups
We work hard to ensure that there is a smooth transition from preschool to Reception. Our Foundation Stage teachers visit the local providers to meet the children starting with us and to gather as much information as possible before they start. The children attend a 'taster' day in July, with a staggered start to full-time education in the autumn.
Our onsite nursery and preschool, Longford Park Little Learners, provides children with an opportunity to prepare for school. Although children are not guaranteed a place at the school, transition arrangements will help settle children more quickly. An Early Years specialist teacher will oversee the link between the early years setting and ensure that children benefit from being part of a wider learning community.