Waterside Academy

New to Waterside

New to Early Years Power point

Welcome to Early Years

Dates at a glance


New to Reception meeting Thursday 1st July at 6pm

Home Visits Friday 2nd July to Thursday 8th July

Transition Day Thursday 8th July 9.30-11am (existing Waterside nursery children will come in for their normal session).

Official starting date Thursday 2nd September at 8.45am 

(Please click here to see the staggered starting times)


New to Nursery meeting Thursday 1st July at 6pm

Home Visits Friday 2nd July to Thursday 8th July

Nursery Stay and Play Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd September (please refer to your letter for allocated date and time)

Official starting date Monday 6th September at 8.45am

Starting 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.

Rowans, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 1NZ
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