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Home to school transition in the early years

Added 09 Aug 2017
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For every child, starting nursery (or school) for the first time can be a huge, sometimes traumatic, adjustment.

These cards have been designed to help practitioners support children’s day-to-day transition between home and setting. They can be used as a resource for both settling new children into the setting and reinforcing a positive transition for children who are already there.

The downloadable templates on this page will help you make two sets of cards:

  • ‘home to setting’ cards showing photos of familiar people, things and places from a child’s home life
  • ‘setting to home’ cards showing photos of familiar people, things and places from a child’s daily routine when they are with you in the setting
These are particularly useful to use with children for whom English is an additional language.