Getting Ready for School

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Do you feel you and your child are ready for school?

Starting school is a key milestone for both you and your child

When you are thinking about your young child starting school it can raise many questions, feelings, and emotions for you and your family. Some of your questions may be:

  • What does being ready for school actually mean?
  • Will my child be physically & emotionally ready for school when the time comes?
  • What will I need to do to make sure my child and the family are ready?
  • What will my child need for starting school?
  • How will I cope when my child starts school?
  • How will the school help me and my family to settle and feel included?

We are able to offer you sessions to help you and your child get ready for school, through a workshop or course. All are available to parents of children aged 3 years to 5 years.

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Getting Ready for School Workshop (1.5 hours)

This workshop will help your whole family to prepare and get ready for school life. It is based on the Five to Thrive approach, along with the UNICEF model,

  • Ready Child
  • Ready Family
  • Ready School

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Getting Ready for School Course (4 x 1.5 hours, over 4 weeks)

This course goes into more detail on the topics covered in our 1½hr Getting Ready for School Workshop. Looking at the fascinating way in which your unique child develops and how you can play a really important part in their learning journey in partnership with the school.

Contact us to request a place

For more information on getting ready for school check out Starting school | Barnardo's Family Space

Please follow this link to the Isle of Wight school admissions page School Admissions - Service Details (


West & Central Hub
East Newport Family Centre
PO30 2AX

01983 529208

North East Wight Hub
Ryde Family Centre
George Street
PO33 2JF

01983 617617

South Wight Hub
Sandown Family Centre
The Fairway
PO36 9EQ

01983 408718


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