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Pre-School Readiness

Pre-school readiness is having the skills to begin school and support a smooth transition into the school environment. This includes several skills including:

  • Toilet trained and able to go to the toilet by themselves.
  • Able to wash and dry their own hands.
  • Able to put on/ take off their coat and shoes.
  • Drink from a cup and feed themselves independently.
  • Be up to date with their childhood immunisations.
  • Have good attention and listening skills.
  • Appropriate social skills for building friendships.

Occupational Therapy can support children to develop the skills they require to become independent. There are also other services that can support your child in the first instance. For example, your health visitor can provide support on potty/toilet training, sleep, behaviour and feeding. The school nursing team can also support with these skills.

In this area of the web site, please use the link(s) below to download the relevant documents. The documents are in PDF format.