Identify others involved in helping children prepare for school

Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 3.7: Understand the needs of the child in preparing for school
Learning outcome: Understand how working in partnership with others contributes to children’s school readiness
Assessment criteria: Identify others involved in helping children prepare for school

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Children who attend Early Years settings are often preparing for their transition to primary school. As such, there are a number of people involved in helping children prepare for school and ensure that they have the skills and knowledge needed to excel when they start their formal education. This blog post will discuss who is involved in helping children prepare for school in an Early Years setting.

Parents and Caregivers

The first group of individuals who are involved in helping children prepare for school in an Early Years setting are parents and caregivers. Parents and caregivers have a key role to play in supporting their children as they transition into school. They can help instill positive attitudes towards learning, model good behaviors, provide emotional support, and ensure that their child has opportunities to practice basic academic skills at home. For example, parents can read stories with their child, help them learn their letters and numbers, or engage them on educational topics through conversations or activities.

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Early Years Practitioners

Another important group of individuals involved in helping children prepare for school are Early Years Practitioners (EYPs). EYPs work closely with children to develop the necessary cognitive, social-emotional, physical, and language skills required to successfully transition into primary school. EYPs can also provide emotional support to ease any anxiety or fear that may arise during the transition period. In addition, EYPs can help parents better understand what is expected of their child once they enter primary school by providing detailed information about the curriculum or expectations of student behavior.

School Teachers

Lastly, teachers from the primary schools which students will be transitioning into also have an important role to play in helping children prepare for school in an Early Years setting. Primary school teachers can visit the EYPs’ classrooms on occasion so that students become familiar with them before attending primary school full time. This allows teachers to build relationships with students before starting classes together and helps reduce any anxiety about meeting new people when starting at a new school. Teachers may also provide feedback on what resources or strategies will be used at the primary level so that EYPs can use similar strategies during class activities or create resources which would be useful once students enter primary level schooling.

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Summary

In conclusion, there are several different people involved in helping children prepare for school while attending an Early Year’s setting including parents/caregivers, early years practitioners, and primary-level teachers. Each of these groups plays an important role in ensuring that students have all the necessary skills needed when entering formal education as well as providing emotional support during this period of transition if needed. By working together these individuals can make sure that every child is adequately prepared when entering primary-level schooling so that they can feel confident and comfortable from day one!

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