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#eytalking 12/06/2013 thread : Transitions

Morris & Simmons @MSE_learning9h @EYTalking great topic - transition - look at our new projects to help with move to Yr1 morrissimmons.com/bags-boxes-bit … #eytalking
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Deborah Fielden @DeborahFielden23h @EYTalking Dont forget that children also need support for "home" transitions - moving house, new baby, parents separating, etc. #EYTalking

Quality 4 EarlyYears @Quality4EY23h @DeborahFielden @EYTalking Definitely it's all about knowing the unique child and their family.

Deborah Fielden @DeborahFielden23h @Quality4EY @EYTalking I can recommend @LetterboxLib for books and stories to support all kinds of transitions #EYTalking

Letterbox Library @LetterboxLib11h @DeborahFielden @Quality4EY @EYTalking This not-for-profit thanks you warmly for the shout out. Can suggest lots of EY transition books :)

liz boorman @lizboo1123h Reception teachers doing home visits before starting aids partnerships with children and parents #EYTalking

bumblin-on @tracyjoyce322h @lizboo11 @EYTalking teacher took a photo of my daughter with her dad on the home visit and put it up for her first day-worked well 4 her

Deborah Fielden @DeborahFielden22h @tracyjoyce3 @lizboo11 @EYTalking I read that @ABCDoes suggests giving each child a visitors badge wallet to put photos of significant 1/2

Alistair Bryce-Clegg @ABCDoes22h @DeborahFielden @tracyjoyce3 @lizboo11 @EYTalking Works really effectively. Also created photo POE display like this: pic.twitter.com/nnNd973JvO

DTChildcareplus Ltd @dtchildcareplus22h Children with additional needs will need further transition arrangements with careful planning in conjunction with their parents.

Deborah Fielden @DeborahFielden22h @dtchildcareplus @EYTalking At CC where I worked, EY Senco chaired Transition Planning mtngs with all agencies attending for each child-fab!

EYTalking @EYTalking22h

The child's own internal transitions box or bag, with 'things' that belong to them & information. #EYTalking

Mim @mimsy7222h @EYTalking I also think transition from foundation stage to year one is sometimes more challenging!

Deborah Fielden @DeborahFielden22h @tracyjoyce3 @lizboo11 @EYTalking people in and attaching to their clothes so they have it close to them all day - love that idea! 2/2

bumblin-on @tracyjoyce322h @DeborahFielden @lizboo11 @EYTalking great idea! Just that link which reassures them so much!

EYTalking @EYTalking22h @mac_phillips @knutsfordchildm Harry And the dinosaurs go to school is also useful too. #eytalking

Ashlin Crutchlow @ashlin8222h @EYTalking should Transitions be all year round, better for the children. tes.co.uk/article.aspx?s …
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EYTalking @EYTalking22h The child's own internal transitions box or bag, with 'things' that belong to them & information. #EYTalking

Quality 4 EarlyYears @Quality4EY22h

Link with transition school and agree to have the same story sack for the child's last experience at nursery and first experience at school

Deborah Fielden @DeborahFielden22h @EYTalking "Martha and the Bunny Brothers" and "Tom and Small", both by @ClaraVulliamy, are lovely stories about starting school #EYTalking

knutsfordchildmindin @knutsfordchildm23h After a few weeks invite parents in, ask if they are happy with how the transition went & what might be improved ready 4next time #EYTalking

EYTalking @EYTalking22h @knutsfordchildm good point.. continuous feedback & evaluation of your service. #EYTalking

EYTalking @EYTalking23h Tips for starting #school for #parents A guide for parents laurachildcare.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/ste … #EYTalking #Parenting
http:/ / ps -into-school/

Creche on Location @CrecheOnLocatio23h For personal transitions, sharing resources with parents like books & favourite toys from the setting can help with security #eytalking

EYTalking @EYTalking23h Transitions in the Early Years: Debating Continuity and Progression for Children in Early Education Aline-Wendy Dunlop #EYTalking

Simona McKenzie @signoramac23h @DeborahFielden @EYTalking Yes as many believe #transitions only relate to starting #school

DTChildcareplus Ltd @dtchildcareplus23h It's also good to monitor success of transitions so as to learn, & evaluate what worked well and what didn't. #EYTalking

Deborah Fielden @DeborahFielden23h @dtchildcareplus @EYTalking Agreed - learning from mistakes is very powerful!

EYTalking @EYTalking23h @DeborahFielden @dtchildcareplus Oh, yes, reflective pointers, what did we learn, what will we change positive impact on child #EYTalking

Rachel Shaw @Shawbo23h @EYTalking @DeborahFielden @dtchildcareplus talking to the children too before and after transitions. Discussing feelings etc

knutsfordchildmindin @knutsfordchildm23h We created a photo book for parents to borrow before child starts. Photos of us, the house, garden, toys etc. Very good feedback #EYTalking

Rachel Shaw @Shawbo23h @EYTalking @DeborahFielden @dtchildcareplus talking to the children too before and after transitions. Discussing feelings etc

Quality 4 EarlyYears @Quality4EY23h Home visits feedback from parents that they are very useful for child to be seen at home & to share information #EYTalking

EYTalking @EYTalking23h @DeborahFielden oh yes! I call this personal transitions... #EYTalking

knutsfordchildmindin @knutsfordchildm23h Our fave book 'Starting School' by Janet & Allan Ahlberg. 'Topsy and Tim make a new friend' is also good #EYTalking @knutsfordchildm Reminding me of childhood 'Topsy and Tim' #EYTalking

Rachel Shaw @Shawbo23h Viewing transition as a gradual and ongoing process not just an event #EYTalking

Deborah Fielden @DeborahFielden23h @Shawbo @EYTalking Agreed - planning for any transition needs to start very early and include all parties.

EYTalking @EYTalking23h Understanding Transitions in the Early Years: Supporting Change through Attachment & Resilience by Anne O'Connor #EYTalking

Quality 4 EarlyYears @Quality4EY23h Manchester's 'Effective Transition in the Early Years' document ow.ly/lVVfN
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Deborah Fielden @DeborahFielden23h @EYTalking Supporting Transitions in the Early Years by Liz Brooker is an excellent read #EYTalking

Sarah Green @SarahSarahg6623h

#EYTalking starting with story time swaps with reception teachers this week. Opportunity for children to meet her.

Sarah Green @SarahSarahg6623h #EYTalking also Teddy Bears' picnic with current reception class to meet children and all staff.

Creche on Location @CrecheOnLocatio23h @SarahSarahg66 love teddy bears picnics, have used that before also. #eytalking

knutsfordchildmindin @knutsfordchildm23h We find it helpful to use visual timetables in photo albums with our pre-schoolers to help prepare them for a more structured day #EYTalking

EYTalking @EYTalking23h One page profile concept to support transitions helensandersonassociates.co.uk/readingroom/h … via @HelenHSAUK @SueAtkins #EYTalking
http:/ /www. ow/person-centred-thinking/one-page-profiles.aspx

EYTalking @EYTalking23h More support needed for children who attended 2 settings at the same time. #EYTalking

Quality 4 EarlyYears @Quality4EY23h @EYTalking Very true quality relationships essential plus communication between the settings.

EYTalking @EYTalking23h Great book by our twitter buddy @DrSue22 Transitions in the Early Years @PreSchoolBooks #EYTalking

Rachel Shaw @Shawbo23h Viewing transition as a gradual and ongoing process not just an event #EYTalking

EYTalking @EYTalking23h Via Kent LA kenttrustweb.org.uk/UserFiles/ASK8
http://www. /File/Early_Years/Transitions_m atter.pdf

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Deborah Fielden @DeborahFielden23h @EYTalking That's a great document - some authorities really get their act together don't they?

EYTalking @EYTalking23h @DeborahFielden Here, here! #EYTalking

EYTalking @EYTalking23h Via Kent LA kenttrustweb.org.uk/UserFiles/ASK8
http://www. /File/Early_Years/Transitions_m atter.pdf

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Lincs Montessori @LincsMont23h @DeborahFielden @EYTalking V impressed - thanks for sharing.

EYTalking @EYTalking23h teachnursery.com/learning-and-d #EYTalking
http:/ /www. evelopment/view/tales -from-the-totem-pole-45-years

… @TeachNursery Via @The_Totem_Pole

Rachel Shaw @Shawbo23h Children start part time initially with parents to help settle in. Build up time gradually meeting individual needs. #EYTalking

Quality 4 EarlyYears @Quality4EY23h Transition relationships between nursery & new setting/school help ensure smoother transition for children and families #EYTalking

Christine Malone @ChrisMalone4823h @EYTalking #EYTalking definitely - childminders can be very good at linking with the setting also attended

Lincs Montessori @LincsMont23h #EYtalking Lincs has transition cluster networks of PVI practitioners and schools to share info on assessment, visits, good practice etc

EYTalking @EYTalking23h Via Kent LA kenttrustweb.org.uk/UserFiles/ASK8
http://www. /File/Early_Years/Transitions_m atter.pdf

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knutsfordchildmindin @knutsfordchildm23h Settling in process should be as flexible as poss to ensure secure attachments. Ours takes as long as children and parents need #EYTalking

Laura Henry @LauraChildcare23h Don't forget to pop over to @EYTalking to share transitions - sharing now.. #EYTalking

Christine Malone @ChrisMalone4823h @LauraChildcare @EYTalking #EYTalking one of the benefits of mixed age classes in small schools is smooth transitions eg reception to Y1

EYTalking @EYTalking23h

@ChrisMalone48 Very good point about smaller schools & settings. 'family feel' #EYTalking

Christine Malone @ChrisMalone4823h @EYTalking parents, carers and children meeting new teachers and practitioners face to face for informal play and chat can ease transitions

bumblin-on @tracyjoyce323h @ChrisMalone48 @EYTalking home visits by nursery or school are great if possible #eytalking

Christine Malone @ChrisMalone4823h @tracyjoyce3 @EYTalking #EYTalking yes definitely; if families are comfortable. Single parent of 3 in a 1 bedroom flat I dreaded Home Visit!

Sue Cowley @Sue_Cowley23h #EYTalking At our preschool we share the 'storymaking project' with local primary schl, children tell each other the stories during visits.

EYTalking @EYTalking23h Research via the institute of Education ioe.ac.uk/EYTSEN_researc … #EYTalking
https:/ /www. h_report.pdf

Quality 4 EarlyYears @Quality4EY23h The use of family books parents say that this is very positive & supportive when their children are settling-in #EYTalking

Mim @mimsy7223h @EYTalking we run music and movement sessions #jabadao very interactive and a much loved social activity. #icebreaker

EYTalking @EYTalking23h The importance of the child’s voice during transitions laurachildcare.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/are … #EYTalking
http:/ / -you-listening-to-me-li s tening-and-responding-to-children/

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DTChildcareplus Ltd @dtchildcareplus23h Parents/Carers should be included in the transition process #EYTalking

Creche on Location @CrecheOnLocatio23h Home visits used to be carried out when I worked in a Setting, which was good so children knew an adult when they arrived. #eytalking

Christine Malone @ChrisMalone4823h #EYTalking Ofsted inspecting one site children's centres, daycare and schools separately hinders smooth transitions; discourages integration

Christine Malone @ChrisMalone4823h @LauraChildcare @EYTalking #EYTalking one of the benefits of mixed age classes in small schools is smooth transitions eg reception to Y1

bumblin-on @tracyjoyce323h @ChrisMalone48 @EYTalking home visits by nursery or school are great if possible #eytalking

knutsfordchildmindin @knutsfordchildm23h We give parents some information to support them as well! They often struggle just as much or sometimes more than their children #EYTalking

Lincs Montessori @LincsMont23h #EYTalking nursery class next to our mixed R/Y1 class with shared outdoor area has meant transitions is smooth. V proud of our teams efforts

EYTalking @EYTalking23h Should a transition be based on children's age, stage & ability? #EYTalking

Simona McKenzie @signoramac23h @EYTalking Transitions happen at all ages and they are a #process

EYTalking @EYTalking23h @tracyjoyce3 Excellent point.. reception to KS1. lack of understanding of attachments & PSED. #EYTalking

bumblin-on @tracyjoyce323h None of my own children struggled with transition to reception but did with the move to KS1. Too formal too fast? #eytalking

Laura Henry @LauraChildcare23h Using the three characteristics to support transitions effectively. #EYTalking

Lincs Montessori @LincsMont23h #EYtalking Helpful advice from our Birth to Five Service birthtofive.org.uk/sports/feature …
http://www. practice/298-developing-effective-transition-practice.html s/continuity -and-transition-recpetion-yr1/14-

DTChildcareplus Ltd @dtchildcareplus23h Lots of strategies are in place (or should be) in most settings, to ensure continuity of experience for children #EYTalking

EYTalking @EYTalking23h Question two, how might we support children's personal, social & emotional development during transitions? #EYTalking

bumblin-on @tracyjoyce323h @EYTalking positive relationships, provide a safe base for children experiencing transitions #eytalking

EYTalking @EYTalking23h @tracyjoyce3 Indeed. The role of the key person during transitions! #EYTalking

Mandy Pearce @Dampelk23h @EYTalking Remember children are individuals and tailor preparation to suit each child

EYTalking @EYTalking23h @Dampelk Unique child.. :-) #EYTalking

bumblin-on @tracyjoyce323h @EYTalking positive relationships, provide a safe base for children experiencing transitions #eytalking

EYTalking @EYTalking23h @tracyjoyce3 Indeed. The role of the key person during transitions! #EYTalking

EYTalking @EYTalking23h Should a transition be based on children's age, stage & ability? #EYTalking

David Renfree @UCBChildEd23h School Readiness and Transitions - 2012 UNICEF publication uni.cf/14PEXPX #EYTalking
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Christine Malone @ChrisMalone4823h @LauraChildcare @EYTalking #EYTalking one of the benefits of mixed age classes in small schools is smooth transitions eg reception to Y1

bumblin-on @tracyjoyce323h @ChrisMalone48 @EYTalking home visits by nursery or school are great if possible #eytalking

EYTalking @EYTalking23h
http:/ /www.

plymouthparentpartnership.org.uk/resources/file

s/EY-Transition-Programme-2011_8th-Proof.pdf

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David Renfree @UCBChildEd23h A Study of the Transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1 - 2005 NFER research bit.ly/16X8bmX #EYTalking
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EYTalking @EYTalking23h
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norfolk.gov.uk/Childrens_serv

ices/Family_information_and_childcare/Childcare_advice_and_guidance/NCC089722

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EYTalking @EYTalking23h
http:/ /www.

foundationyears.org.uk/wp-content/upl

oads/2011/10/Seamless_Transition.pdf

… - via @FoundationYears #EYTalking

knutsfordchildmindin @knutsfordchildm23h Excellent article from Teaching Expertise teachingexpertise.com/articles/trans #EYTalking
http://www. itions -in-the-earl y -years -foundation-stage-eyfs -2863

EYTalking @EYTalking23h Useful earlyyearsmatters.co.uk/index.php/tran … #EYTalking
http: // sit ions/

David Renfree @UCBChildEd23h Early Childhood Transitions Research: A Review of Concepts, Theory & Practice - 2008 research paper bit.ly/13tWjSX #EYTalking
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EYTalking @EYTalking23h Hello Early Years! How do we define transitions within the years? #EYTalking

Emma @Emmad7723h @EYTalking between home & setting, setting & school, between different rooms, different times of day, one activity to another #neverending

EYTalking @EYTalking23h How do we support internal transitions within our settings - room to room? #EYTalking

EYTalking @EYTalking23h
http:/ /www.

educationscotland.gov.uk/earlyyears/cur

ricul u m/supportingearl y level /implementation/transitions.asp

… via @EducationScot #EYTalking

Christine Malone @ChrisMalone4823h

@EYTalking #EYTalking EYFS transition packs available online; oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/ea …
http:/ /www. rly -years -foundation-stage-transition-packs

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