Who to talk to
It is important to understand that the decision is yours – you know your child best.
If your child already goes to a pre school or nursery, you can discuss it with setting. They will have knowledge and information about your child, including:
- How your child has progressed with their learning and development
- How independent your child is
- Their friendships and relationships with other children and adults
- How any additional needs have affected them
You can also talk to the school your child is going to go to. They will be able to discuss what will happen when your child starts at the school. You can also ask either the school, or the nursery or pre school your child attends, to set up a meeting with you. Any other professionals who work with your child can also attend to help you make an informed decision.
Your child's learning
Every school, nursery and pre school follows the Early Years Foundation Framework. This sets principles which every setting follows to make sure your child receives quality early education and childcare no matter which setting they attend or when they start school.