From early years to primary school transitions occur on a daily basis for all children between home, child-minders, settings and so on and are an important part of life for new experiences.
They can be opportunities for development but can also cause anxiety and challenge and this may be especially true for children with additional needs and their families.
Additional information for early years practitioners pre-school good practice guide to starting school:
Transition into reception for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Local community support services
Support can come from a wide variety of sources. These include children’s centres, activities, short breaks, financial support, newsletters and forums.
Information for parent/carers
Mental health and wellbeing support
Services are available for SEND children focusing on their emotional and mental health needs.
Recognising and managing feelings is especially difficult for children and young people as they grow up and learn about themselves and the world around them.