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Transition to Reception 2023

New School Entrant film

Please see link below for the YouTube video produced by Essex Child & Family Wellbeing Service for Reception Year parents.

Getting ready for school checklist

Preparing your child for starting school

Click on the link for a bank of ideas to support your child starting school:

Toolkit to support school readiness

Click on the link for lots of tips and advice for parents about children starting school:

Talk, Listen, Cuddle

Click on the link to find a list of 50 things to do before you're five ...


Hungry Little Minds

Click on the link to find lots of ideas and activities to boost children's communication, language and literacy development.

The Numbers Game

Help your child to prepare for learning maths at school with these simple games, rhymes and everyday maths activities.



Happy Talk

Good communication is essential for learning.  Click on the link for ideas about how to support your child in talking.

Listen and Learn

Click on the link for ideas to encourage good listening: