At Pleasant Street Primary School, we recognise that times of transition can be unsettling for both children and their families and aim to offer a structured and supportive approach whereby children feel excited and motivated to meet the new challenges of our settings and parents feel valued, informed and supported.

We recognise that transitions can be as small as moving from one room or activity to another, or as large as moving from one setting to another. We believe that gaining a detailed picture of children as individuals will enable us to plan these transitions so as to make them as smooth and positive as possible.

We understand that the role of parents as partners is key, particularly within the Early Years Foundation Stage, where the sharing of information can make the transition process more effective and enable children to get the most from their Foundation Stage experiences.

We understand that some children and families will need further support at times of transition and we will endeavour to offer this.

Here are some great resources to help prepare your child to start school.

Videos of Our Settings

The videos below are useful to share with your child before they start school or their new setting so that they can become familiarised with our school before they start.

Nursery Classroom

Our EYFS Outdoor Space and Provision

Reception Classroom and Outdoor Areas


What to expect when a parents guide

The booklet below is to help you as a parent/carer find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS.

Children develop more rapidly during the first five years of their lives than at any other time. This booklet has been written to help you as a parent know what to expect during these vitally important years by focusing on the seven areas of learning and development which are covered in the EYFS.

You can find this downloadable booklet by clicking on this link.

Books about starting school
There are lots of wonderful books available for children to prepare them for the transition to school.
Some lovely books can be found at: