From Nursery to Reception

From Nursery to Reception

At the end of their time in Giraffes, our pre-school children are ready for the next stage of their educational journey – attending school full-time, five days a week when they move to the Pre-Prep and start in their Reception class in September. We know that is a big change for many children, and we plan our activities and timetable carefully in Giraffes to allow the children to build up their confidence and stamina as they near the end of their pre-school year. Activities such as:

  • going in the minibus to Forest School,
  • eating lunch in the school hall with pupils from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2,
  • taking part in the Nursery Sports Day,
  • attending the whole school assembly on Fridays,

all help our Giraffes children to be ready for the next step up, either into the Pre-Prep at Spring Grove or to another school.

Many of our Nursery children stay on into the Reception class at Spring Grove School, with an easy transition in a familiar setting and with teachers they will already have met and got to know while at Nursery. Others leave at the end of their Giraffes year to move to local schools. But wherever your child is going for their Reception year we aim to make the transition as easy as possible.

There is no automatic progression from Nursery to Pre-Prep, and parents are encouraged to register early for the Reception class if they are interested in their child staying on at Spring Grove from the Nursery, as places quickly fill up. Children who have not been at Spring Grove Nursery are very welcome in our Reception class (subject to places being available), and we make every effort to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible for all new school starters whether they have been at home, with a childminder or attended another setting.


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