Transition support for parents and professionals

Flying Start is committed to ensuring families, in Luton, feel supported in helping their child prepare for their transition from a childcare setting onwards to their new school. Getting transition right is vital for every child and is not a single event that merely ‘happens’ for a child. Transition should be viewed as an ongoing process rather than an event that involves children, practitioners and parents together. We have produced resources to support smooth transitions with a focus on three key questions:

  • Is the child ready?
  • Is the family ready?
  • Is the school ready?

Transitions are milestone events for children and have a definite effect on their development. They are times of exciting change and times of new opportunities and growth for every child. They can also be times of uncertainty where surroundings are not the same, expectations and processes are different and they have to meet new children and early year’s staff or teachers.