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School Readiness Program

School readiness programs provide the foundations for your child to flourish andsuccessfully transition into big school. Through meaningful connections and relationships, educators, and families unite to help support and nurture your child, so they are ready to take on new experiences and build up a love of learning.Some common beliefs are that school readiness programs need to have an emphasis on academic learning to be ready for school, however a holistic development of your child is more critical in supporting their success at big school. For example, for your child to write, he/she needs to have strong fingers and hands (fine motor) to hold a pencil and body strength (gross motor) to support sitting at a table and writing. Too much pressure on your child before they are ready, can affect their confidence and self-esteem.

So, what do children learn at a School Readiness Program?


that are predictable will support your child’s confidence in knowing what comes next and understanding of time. Example: “It's lunchtime, I know mummy comes soon”.


is important for your child as they start to understand empathy and how others feel. think and act differently to themselves. Your child will be supported to identify, label feelings and strategies to support self-regulation.


will help your child develop strength, balance, and coordination. Movement through games and music is a fun way for your child to explore other learning avenues such as numeracy, literacy, language, and self-regulation.


will help your child to make friends, by recognising others' facial expressions, learning to share, and awareness of social norms and rule


will develop your child’s confidence, sense of self and an “I can do it” attitude. Independence skills such as toileting, opening lunch boxes (fine motor), looking after possessions, tidying up toys, and putting on their shoes and clothes will be beneficial for them moving into big school.