School Readiness

Going to ‘big school’ can be daunting and the journey needs to be handled with care and sensitivity. The transition can be a difficult one to navigate at times for both the child and the parent/caregiver. Our school readiness program focuses heavily on the requirements of school.

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Next Generation Childcare gives your child the skills and confidence for a smooth transition.

In the preschool our program is centred around readying your child for school. We take many key areas into account, assessing their progress and providing information to parents and schools to ensure the happiest experience possible!

We have an in depth, holistic approach to school readiness programs with weekly focuses. We run this program alongside school terms, with weekly (fun) homework to help children become confident and create a routine in preparation for primary school.

We work closely with local primary schools, hosting information nights at the service and liaising with teachers to ensure we’re providing the best start for each child according to their future teachers. We encourage parent participation at the service and at home, with homework sheets that display children’s developing confidence and include families in their learning.

We include a Jolly Phonics program to help children link sound, sight and creation of English letters.

The school readiness program is non-compulsory and children and families are welcome to choose to participate at their own level.