School Readiness

As children in Little Cranes Pre-School look to begin their first school year, whether it be Cranfield Church of England Academy or otherwise, ensuring your child is ready for this exciting next stage is a priority for us. We want to ensure your child has the very best foundations on which to build and below is a comprehensive list of the skills and attributes we will work with you on to ensure your child achieves.

  • Do I recognise and respond to my own name?
  • Can I speak to an adult politely?
  • Can I talk in full sentences?
  • Am I developing a rich and detailed vocabulary?
  • Do I know when to ask for help?
  • Am I aware and respectful of my friends around me? 
  • Can I sit still and listen when asked? 
  • Can I take turns and share nicely with my friends
  • Do I understand words like 'no' and 'stop' and understand that this may be to keep me safe?
  • Can I visit the toilet without the help of a grown-up?
  • Can I take my coat off and get dressed and undressed on my own?
  • Can I open and enjoy a book independently and with a grown-up?

For advice and support on any of the considerations above, please do not hesitate to speak to any member of staff at Little Cranes Pre-School.

  • To view Central Bedfordshire's "Is your child ready to learn?" leaflet for parents, please click here
  • To view Pacey's 'Steps to Starting School', please click here.
  • To view Pacey's Preparing for School article, please click here.
  • To view useful resources on School Readiness, please click here.
  • Click here to download CBC Advice on attendance and 'helping your child achieve their best'.