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Starting School Advice

Starting school is an exciting time for both young children and their parents but we are aware that it can also be a daunting experience. 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 on 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 Talk from Mrs Pippa McConnell (Head of Pre-Prep) during the Summer Term. This is an opportunity to reassure parents, help prepare children (and their parents), share the importance of play and offer an overview of the Early Years Curriculum.  We very much hope that you will choose The Manor for your child and that we’ll see you there!

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