EYFS Admissions

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EYFS Admissions

" I can’t imagine having my 3 children at any other school. "

Parent

EYFS Admissions

We are very proud of our EYFS and would encourage you to visit to see for yourself all we have to offer your son or daughter.

EYFS Admissions Process

Initially, you will be invited for a tour of the school, before completing an application form. The tour will be carried out by the Head teacher or Deputy Head teacher, and will allow you to view the school in its working environment. We strongly recommend you come along to an Open Day or have a private tour of the school as this will give you a thorough insight into the school, whilst also confirming it as the right place for your child. We can also help you to make this important decision by answering any questions that may arise as you become more familiar with our school.

Our Secretary will then contact you to book your child in for a visit. A Taster Session will be arranged to give them the chance to experience life at Bury Catholic Preparatory School first hand and to meet their peer group. Your child will spend a half day in the EYFS setting. During their visit, the teacher will spend some time getting to know them and they will be assessed informally. If an offer is made, you will receive a school start date and any other relevant information.

Mrs Horford, along with the EYFS staff, will ensure that your child has a smooth transition into the EYFS setting. We will start with some small visits into the Nursery class, where your child can become familiar with their new surroundings and can meet new friends. Mrs Horford will get to know your child and if required, will arrange further visits so that some of those first day nerves will fade away before your child starts ‘proper’. This gives the child an opportunity to become familiar with their new surroundings and also form a positive relationship with their key person, in order to ensure a more settled start when parents come to leave on the child’s first day. The length of the settling in period may differ from child to child, and is carried out at the child’s own pace. EYFS staff are always on hand to answer any queries you may have about certain settling in strategies.

How You Can Help Your Child

So many of the fun activities that you do with your child at home are important in supporting their learning and development, and have a really long lasting effect on your child’s learning as they progress through school.

If you make the time every day to do some of the following things with your child, this will make a real difference to your child’s confidence as a young learner.

All of our EYFS staff love hearing about what your child has been doing at home, so please bring in photographs, favourite story books or artefacts from days out you have had. This makes our links with learning at home stronger and enables us to tailor activities to your child’s individual interests.