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Moving on to Nursery/School

At Hardings Pre-School we have good, strong links with our local Primary Schools. Children generally move on to a Nursery class in the September after they are 3 but you can choose for your child to remain at Hardings for their nursery year and then go into Reception class. If you choose for your child to remain at Hardings for their Nursery year we have allocated small group time to do more focused activities around phonics, counting, colours, shapes etc.


Our local feeder schools are Springmead, Watchlyes and Panshanger but we will link up with all schools that our children move on to and invite staff in to the Pre-School to meet the children and view their learning journeys in the Summer term before transition. We use the local Transition Record form to ensure consistency in handing over information to families and other settings.



At the end of the Autumn and Summer terms we have a special "Graduation" celebration for children who are moving on and we invite families to join us for these. All children receive a "Pre-School Diploma" and get to wear our special graduation outfits to celebrate their achievements! 





For more information about any of this please speak to the team.


Autumn Newsletter

TERM DATES 2017/18

 Autumn Term 2017

 Wednesday 30 Aug  INSET - School CLOSED
 Thursday 31 Aug
 School CLOSED for home visits
 Friday 1 Sep  School CLOSED for home visits
 Monday 4 Sep  School CLOSED for Stay & Play sessions
 Monday 23 Oct - Friday 27 Oct  School CLOSED for half-term
 Tuesday 19 Dec  End of Autumn Term


 Spring Term 2018

 Wednesday 3 Jan  INSET  - School CLOSED
 Thursday 4 Jan  School CLOSED for home visits
 Friday 5 Jan
 School CLOSED for home visits
 Monday 8 Jan
 Monday 12 Feb - Friday 16 Feb  School CLOSED for half-term
 Thursday 29 Mar  End of Spring Term


 Summer Term 2018

 Wednesday 18 Apr                                          INSET - School CLOSED
 Thursday 19 Apr  School OPEN
 Monday 28 May - Friday 1 Jun  School CLOSED for half-term
 Friday 20 Jul  End of Summer Term