Starting school is a big step for both the child and their family. Our Nursery has strong links with our St. Nicholas’ Preparatory School and other local primary schools in our catchment area so we will work, in partnership with you and different schools, to fully prepare your child for the new challenge.

We invite parents to a presentation on the transition process into St Nicholas’ School Reception Class led by the Head Teacher, Mr Donaldson who answers any questions and queries. In addition, children make group visits to our Reception class with their pre-school key workers and the Reception teacher will observe them in their last term at Nursery and engage children in different areas of the Reception curriculum activities.

At the end of your child’s time in pre-school their key worker will complete a profile providing parents, practitioners and future teachers with a well-rounded picture of your child.

N.B. Parents should submit an application to the school of their choice when their child reaches three years of age.