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Starting School Advice

Starting school is an exciting time for both young children and their parents but it can also be a daunting experience. However, with a little preparation and encouragement most children settle easily at school and are ready to enjoy the opportunities to discover and learn.

All children are individuals and all react differently to starting school. At The Manor we pride ourselves in treating every child as an individual and will support them in this important transition. There is always support and plenty of reassurance at hand for parents too!

What is most important is that children and parents have fun together in those early months and years of their education- sharing stories, singing songs, playing with others and talking about anything and everything in the world around them.

As well as plenty of websites covering this topic and various story books you can purchase to prepare your child, we offer a Starting School Coffee and Chat with Mrs McConnell (Head of Early Years) during the Spring Term. This is an opportunity to reassure parents, help prepare children (and their parents), understand the importance of play and gain an overview of the Early Years Curriculum. Please do come and join us!

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Help your Child be School Ready

A short video from PACEY President and childcare expert Penny Tassoni.

Useful Links

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Oxford Owl

Foundation Years

Where Next

School Closed

In line with Government advice and in conjunction with schools up and down the country, we are very sorry that until further notice, The Manor Preparatory School is closed, although we are operating a skeleton staff at this time for children of our Key Worker families. Although our doors may be closed, our lines of communication remain very firmly open and if you have an admissions enquiry or a general school query, please use the following number 07906 848945 which will be manned between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, with the facility to leave a message if required. We look forward to welcoming back our children as soon as possible.