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.

Transition through education

Additional information for early years practitioners pre-school good practice guide to starting school:

Early Years SEN advisory team 

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

Local Offer leisure and activities

SEND Matters newsletter

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.

Parent’s and practitioner’s information emotional wellbeing and mental health