How to help your child settle into the Foundation Stage Unit

The best way to help your child settle in is to make sure that they are as independent as possible.

The most useful things that your child needs to be able to do are all very practical things.

Please ensure that the Reception children can dress and undress themselves for PE and that they can get their coat on and, preferably, do it up too.

Your child also needs to be able to take themselves to the toilet and manage their own personal hygiene. For those of you with boys, it would be most helpful if they could be aware of how to use a urinal, as some of the school toilets have one and it can cause some confusion if the children have not used one before! If, for any reason, your child should have an accident, then we will change them into clean, dry clothes. We always have a supply of spare clothes in school. We would be very grateful if you could wash and return the borrowed clothes as soon as possible.

How to help your child settle into the Foundation Stage Unit

If there are ever any issues that either you or your child are unsure about, then please come and talk to your child’s teacher.