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 Nursery/Reception Meeting - Tuesday 25th June - 6pm-7.30pm

New to Nursery/Reception Home Visits - Monday 1st July - Friday 5th July 

New to Reception Stay and Play - Thursday 11th July - 9.30am-10.30am (New to Waterside Children)

New to Nursery Stay and Play - Thursday 11th July - 2pm-3pm

Autumn Term Starts - Tuesday 3rd September 

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


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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.

 SECTION 45 Parent carer guide to home visits 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 46 Life skills for little ones - Starting school or nursery.pdfDownload
 SECTION 47 Take time to read (Nursery) 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 48 Take time to read (Reception) 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 49 This is me (Parent and child) 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 50 My childs first day at school 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 51 Supporting your childs independence needs as they start school 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 52 Transition supplement - links to useful documents 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 53 Top tips for parents carers with children starting school 2024.pdfDownload
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Transition Activities

 SECTION 54 This is me 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 55 My first visit 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 56 This is my school 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 57 Transition activities 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 58 Getting ready for school leaflet 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 59 50 ideas of things to do before I start school 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 60 50 days until I start school 2024.pdfDownload
 SECTION 61 Before I go to school 2024.pdfDownload
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Welcome to Waterside!









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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Registered Office The Orchard Primary School, Gammons Lane, Watford, WD24 5JW

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