For both the child and the parents, transitioning to ‘big school’ is an important time.
Positive and enthusiastic approach
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 – discussing with them some of the “new and exciting things” that they will do. While children may function at different cognitive levels, in general, they recognise enthusiasm and positivity coming from their teachers and parents.
Visiting The British School in The Netherlands
To try and ensure the surroundings and procedures of a school are not a completely new experience, we also aim to 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 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 experience on their return.