D1 Describe how practitioners support children’s readiness for school
The way practitioners use reflective practice through transitions is to let the child learn their experiences and let the next school or their parents know what the experiences are as they have grown up. This could be recorded in different ways for example in an email to the next school or a book with the child’s observations and skills. The practitioner should prepare the child by looking at videos with being in a school and maybe also taking the child to the school to have a look around and get to know the staff. The parents should be involved within this …show more content…
The practitioners should provide challenging opportunities for every child as this will give the child confidence in becoming an independent learner. The children share ideas to parents and practitioners about supporting them at home. Children should respect everyone and respect other children’s backgrounds and cultures. The framework ensures the children have met their full potential.
“The most important factors in easing the transitions is about making sure children are confident, and able to deal with the social, practical and behavioural demands of the classroom and the playground, it involves preparing children socially and emotionally as well as intellectually and educationally.” (CACHE LEVEL 3 Early Years Educator, T. Bruce, C. Meggit (1:20, 07/07/2016)
In my placement I worked with a child who was moving to primary school, I would take the child to the school 1 day a week and stay with the child but I would stay in the corner and observe the child. I would make sure the child would join in and let the teacher know about what has happened at nursery or if the child has improved on anything. The child did this for 3 weeks then it increased to 3 days a week and then after 2 months the child was in school full