Waterside Academy

New to Waterside

Please see our virtual tour video via the link below:


Welcome to Early Years

Dates at a glance

New to Waterside Meeting Tuesday 28th June at 6.30pm

Home Visits week commencing Monday 4th July 2022

Transition Day Thursday 14th July 9.30-10.30am New to Reception, 2-3pm New to Nursery

Official starting date Monday 5th September 2022

(Please click here to see the staggered starting times)

What to expect guide:  https://www.foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/0778-What-to-Expect-When-2018.pdf

A menu of exciting activities for families in Hertfordshire with young children, giving them great suggestions for how to have fun and learn at the same time


Starting School - Please explore these documents which outline school expectations and ideal starting points. This is to ensure your child is ready to learn when they start school.

 Here I Come (S46).pdfDownload
 I'm starting school (S45).pdfDownload
 My child's first day at school 2021 (S52).pdfDownload
 Supporting your child's independance as they start school (S53).pdfDownload
 This is me (S51).pdfDownload
 Transition Supplement (families) (S54).pdfDownload
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Transition Activities

 Before I start school (S61).pdfDownload
 50 ideas of things to do before I start school (S60).pdfDownload
 Getting ready for school (S59).pdfDownload
 Transitions Activity (S58).pdfDownload
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In Hertfordshire we believe that children who are school ready are happy, healthy, curious and ready to learn.

We know that children develop at their own pace and that you as parent/carers are your child’s greatest teacher. To ensure your children are supported in the transition to school life, we have come up with some ideas that may help you.

Visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/readyforschool for ideas that will help you and your child get ready for school.

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