Transition into School
For both the child and the parents, transitioning to 'big school' is an important time.
At Zein we take great care to gradually prepare your child for this move - just as we support parents to do the same. Our staff ensure that they are positive and enthusiastic about going to school - reminding the children of some of the “new and exciting things” that they will do. While children may function at different cognitive levels, in general, they recognize enthusiasm and positivity coming from their parents.
To try and ensure the surroundings and procedures of a school are not a completely new experience, we also take the children from our Pre-School on a visit to an international school - such as the Foundation 1 classes of The British School in The Netherlands. This visit takes place for all transitioning children as we know from experience just how helpful - and exciting! - it can be. We prepare the children for their visit beforehand and spent much time talking about it and building activities around their experienced on their return.
We also arrange visits to our Out of School Care locations so that those children going on to use this service in the future also have the opportunity to become familiar with the surroundings.