This document has been put together for Early Years professionals in the Black Country area, based on practitioner’s views and experiences of what school readiness entails. In 2020, a survey was sent to community practitioners, schools, nurseries, parents and health professionals to delve into what a child needs to be ‘ready’ for school. These themes and ideas have been incorporated into the below guidance and definitions for us all to make reference to and use in our work, wherever we appear in a child’s journey to school readiness.
Little Chick Starts School is a story all about what to expect when a child starts Reception. It’s designed to be read by parent and child together. Inside, there are also lots of tips about how parents can support their child emotionally and practically as they begin this exciting new chapter.