Transitions in the early years

Transitions are times of change; they are part of everyday life and take place from the earliest years.

One way of supporting children through transitions is to gather as much information as possible in conversation with the child's parents or carers. The Salford Starting Life Well service have produced a document to support this process, called 'All About Me'. This can be downloaded below for you to use with the parents/carers.

In a child's early years there may be many significant transitions:

  • from home to childcare setting
  • from room to room within the same setting as the child matures
  • from childcare setting into school
  • from school to setting
  • from school to school

Secure transitions can only be achieved by having a carefully planned programme which acknowledges the time needed to build relationships with children and parents so that they feel secure and supported.

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

This page was last updated on 13 May 2016

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