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Can anyone share their induction programme?

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by kaz_allan, May 24, 2011.

  1. Hi

    we would like a slower induction period for our new reception children but know that some parents will want a quicker run up to full time - can anyone share how they run their first few weeks at school to gently settle children in?

    Thanks very much
     
  2. Hi

    we would like a slower induction period for our new reception children but know that some parents will want a quicker run up to full time - can anyone share how they run their first few weeks at school to gently settle children in?

    Thanks very much
     
  3. We have 3 half hour "story time" sessions which are optional for the children to attend, the parents stay in the hall and chat to the current eyfs parents, then 3 half day visits before the summer holidays.
    In September, we go back on Thursday 1st Sept but our new intake will start on the following Monday and I will go on home visits on the Thursday and Friday to see the children in their homes. They come in till 11:45 on the Monday and Tuesday and then stay for lunch on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. During the afternoons of these days I go on home visits.They are in full time from the following Monday.
    The feedback we had from last year was that a two week induction period was too long for working parents to juggle. Hope that helps!
    xXx
     
  4. We start our transition work next half term. I have the new children for two seperate hours a week to do activities that lead to work that is displayed in the classroom when the children start in September. This year we are doing five busy honey bees. The Reception children are doing thier transition work with the Nursery teacher at this time. This is for four weeks.
    In September the children start with full days but come in small friendship groups,4-6 in a group. this is staggered over a fortnight. We try and start the youngest children first, along with those who have special needs or have not attended our nursery.
    Although we occasionally get grumbles from the parents of older children, this has worked well over the last few years. The younger children settle in better and they enjoy the responsiblity of helping the older ones when they start. The year we did it the other way round we had a lot of problems with the younger children settling. It took some to half term before they were completely comfortable with all the routines etc.
     

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