The time your child has spent at their nursery or pre-school or with their childminder has already helped with their basic social and emotional skills. The phrase ‘school readiness’ seems to be cropping up everywhere these days. The problem is there is no clear definition of what it really means so it can be difficult for parents to know what their child will be expected to know and do. We do know that a great start to a child’s early years provides them with a foundation for school. This will ensure they develop the confidence and personal skills that mean they are ready to learn and achieve their own full potential. Free early education is available for eligible two, three and four year olds in Sutton.
All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework
The key areas are:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
Communication and Language.
If you want to find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage, you may also have heard it called EYFS, visit www.foundationyears.org.uk/files
If you are worried about aspects of your child’s development chat to your local children's centre, childcare setting or your health visitor.
Are your child’s immunisations up to date - have they had their pre-school booster.