Positive transitions in the Early Years; principles, processes, and responsibilities.
This guidance has been written for all Bristol Early Years Settings, Childminders, Schools and linked professionals to support consistent and effective transition planning for all children, particularly those with additional needs. Primarily this document is to support transition into school, however many of the ideas will be useful to support any of the transitions that young children experience as outlined above.
Please see below the key documents to support transfer to school for all children and also for children with SEND/other vulnerable children. Please note, these documents could also be used to support transition and sharing of information from one Early Years setting to another.
Transfer documents for all children
Additional Transfer documents for children with SEND and other vulnerable children
Transfer Pack Summary Sheet for children with additional needs
Transfer Pack All-About-Me for children with additional needs
Transfer Pack Action Plan for children with additional needs
Completed example of Transfer Pack for children with additional needs
Sending your transfer documents
Resources to support transition to school
Books about starting school
Helping children look forward to school
Strategies to use at home to support transition to school for children with SEND
Important dates for admission to Primary Education; a leaflet for parents/carers.
Early Learning Contacts
Nicola Theobald, Early Years Improvement Officer
Kate Hubble, Senior Foundation Years Consultant
Nicky Bale, Foundation Years Bristol Standard Consultant
Beth Osborne, Foundation Years Consultant Birth to Three
Kate Irvine, Interim Foundation Years Consultant
Ali Carrington, Interim Foundation Years Consultant