Oakengates Nursery School

Induction Information for Parents

Induction and Transition Policy

Transition is the change a child encounters moving from one familiar setting (including home) to another. Some children by the time they have reached school age may have experienced several transitions which will have helped them to adapt their thoughts, feelings and behaviour to meet new expectations.

The transitions your child is likely to experience while attending our nursery maybe:

  • Transition between rooms
  • Transition from one provider to another during the week
  • Transition from nursery to school

Some children may not have experienced several transitions so may find transition from home to nursery school more difficult. This is why we believe a home visit is important for every child when they transfer to us. It is important for a child to meet their key person for the first time in an environment where they feel safe and happy. Transitions need continuity to provide the child with confidence, thereby feeling secure and making the process exciting.

We want our children to experience a smooth transition throughout their learning, so that the pace and quality of learning is maintained to ensure that children continue to make the very best progress. Our Induction and Transition policy addresses, principles and procedures, planning and assessment as well as classroom organisation and teaching styles. Please click here to read more.

Nursery Induction

Once your child has been allocated a place, we will ask you to book a home visit video call. Parents and children often feel more relaxed in their own home, and appreciate having time to talk on a one-to-one basis. It helps to develop a relationship and build trust in a more relaxed environment.

After the home visit video call, you will be invited to an induction session.  During the session you will be able to stay and play to help settle your child into their new environment. During this visit you will get to meet your child's key Person and a member of the Senior Leadership Team who will share lots of information about the nursery ethos, the Early Years curriculum and assessment. Click here to view the information that was shared this year for Toddlers and Pre-school, and here for Babies.