We understand how important it is for children and their families to visit nursery and reception before starting school. Knowing what the classroom and teachers will be like alleviates potential anxiety and gives children something to look forward to. In ‘normal’ times, our staff visit families in their homes and welcome them into school for drop-in session – obviously we have not been able to do this during Covid.
When we were offered the chance to film a virtual tour of reception, this was an amazing opportunity to share our school with new children and parents in a safe way. We organised this for our nursery children too. The tour appears on the home page of our website and parents are signposted to it as part of our transition arrangements.
It’s vitally important that children have a successful start to school; the virtual tours have become an integral part of the arrangements we make to prepare children for this phase of their education.