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Transition – Mind the Gap

Help with one of the key elements of the EYFS – transition.

The Early Learning and Childcare Improvement team have produced a pack to help with one of the key elements of the EYFS – transition.

Transition put simply means a change which may have an impact on a child. This might be a big shift in their life – like going to pre-school for the first time, or maybe a small daily change – like moving from a childminder to a playgroup.

‘Mind the gap’ is a set of booklets which are full of ideas and guidance for childcare providers to help children through transition. The pack is full of simple ideas to help make transitions as stress free as possible.

Booklet 1 Supporting Children

Booklet 2 Supporting Parents and Carers

Booklet 3 Throughout the Day

Booklet 4 New Setting

Booklet 5 Within the Setting / School

Booklet 6 Curriculum Learning and Development - cover

Booklet 6 Curriculum Learning and Development - inner

Booklet 7 Children in Care

Information card

Mind the Gap Top Tips

Transition through Learning Journeys Top Tips

Overview of a Child’s Week

The Welcome Box Information

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