It was only yesterday when they were settling in

It’s that time when children are ready to take the next chapter in their lives; and move on to bigger schools. We begin to smoothly prepare them for the next step; by making sure our children are ready and confident.

Here at Buckingham Montessori we know change can be daunting. Therefore, with careful ease we embrace the process. The key workers help the children gain an understanding about inevitable changes. Therefore, we use patterned routines to create familiarity with school days, like Literacy, numeracy, circle, story and activity time. Closer to the transition the key worker steadily introduces creative activities to the routines; such as talking about moving to bigger schools, games and songs to make the idea fun.

We organise parent evenings specifically to discuss the children’s development and starting school. We encourage visits to local schools prior to the starting time.