Early Years School Readiness Q and A - Ask Your Questions Below

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The start of a new school term is always exciting - but when it's the transition into "big school" - a child's very first school term, it can feel a little daunting.

Whether you're a parent, grandparent or family member with child who is about to start at school, we know that it can feel like a very big step.

To help you with that step, we have assembled a panel of professionals with early years knowledge and experience to answer any questions you may have or signpost you to areas for further support.

At the bottom of the page will be a box where you can type in any question to us you might have. When asking the question, you need to pop in your email address (which won't be shown to anybody), and make a username (which can be anything you are comfortable being known by online).

The panel will review the questions twice a week and respond by publishing the question asked and the response, or contact you as an individual to respond, if your question is more personal. We aim to respond to your questions within three working days.

The two-week Question and Answer panel will run from 21st July to the 5th August 2020

Generally, being ready to learn at school means

  • having strong social skills
  • can cope emotionally with being separated from their parents or carers
  • are relatively independent in their own personal care
  • have a curiosity about the world and a desire to learn.

Coventry Health visiting colleagues have produced this leaflet to give you some ideas about what to focus on over the summer.

The professional panel answering your questions includes:

  • School Nurses
  • Health Visitors
  • Early Years specialists with teaching and special education needs qualifications
  • Family Support and Family Hub Workers

If you have any specific questions in relation to the availability of Early Years provision for children under 5 please contact the Family Information Service.

You can also contact your child’s new school with any specific questions related to the School and its organisation.

The Q+A has now concluded, but keep an eye out for future opportunities to talk about school readiness.

The start of a new school term is always exciting - but when it's the transition into "big school" - a child's very first school term, it can feel a little daunting.

Whether you're a parent, grandparent or family member with child who is about to start at school, we know that it can feel like a very big step.

To help you with that step, we have assembled a panel of professionals with early years knowledge and experience to answer any questions you may have or signpost you to areas for further support.

At the bottom of the page will be a box where you can type in any question to us you might have. When asking the question, you need to pop in your email address (which won't be shown to anybody), and make a username (which can be anything you are comfortable being known by online).

The panel will review the questions twice a week and respond by publishing the question asked and the response, or contact you as an individual to respond, if your question is more personal. We aim to respond to your questions within three working days.

The two-week Question and Answer panel will run from 21st July to the 5th August 2020

Generally, being ready to learn at school means

  • having strong social skills
  • can cope emotionally with being separated from their parents or carers
  • are relatively independent in their own personal care
  • have a curiosity about the world and a desire to learn.

Coventry Health visiting colleagues have produced this leaflet to give you some ideas about what to focus on over the summer.

The professional panel answering your questions includes:

  • School Nurses
  • Health Visitors
  • Early Years specialists with teaching and special education needs qualifications
  • Family Support and Family Hub Workers

If you have any specific questions in relation to the availability of Early Years provision for children under 5 please contact the Family Information Service.

You can also contact your child’s new school with any specific questions related to the School and its organisation.

The Q+A has now concluded, but keep an eye out for future opportunities to talk about school readiness.

CLOSED: This Q+A has concluded.

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    Hi, I'm looking to register my little one to preschool from September he will be 4 in November but i will like to register to preschool or Nursery , Could you help pe to find a good one with good feedback , Thank you Regards Elizabeth

    Elisabeta Herman Asked 10 days ago

    Hello Elizabeth,

    Thank you for your question.  To find your child a high quality nursery, pre-school or childminder, you will find a range of childcare options by visiting our Coventry Family Information Directory.  Please click on the link below:

    https://cid.coventry.gov.uk/kb5/coventry/directory/family.page?familychannel=0

    The Directory can be used to find childcare providers in the particular area you are looking for and you will be able to read Ofsted reports from the site, as we are unable to make specific recommendations in relation to individual childcare providers.  By doing this, you should be able to create a short list of options and then identify one specific nursery, pre-school or childminder which best suits your child.

    If after using the Coventry Family Information Directory you are still unable to find a suitable childcare option, please contact a member of the early years team via email at  EYCentral@coventry.gov.uk or telephone: 024 7697 5451  and the Early Years Team will provide you with support.