Joining our Nursery
At Oasis Academy Broadoak we believe that children's transition into the Academy is the key to successful lifelong learning. We understand the importance of ensuring that children feel safe and secure and believe that the best way to do this is to work together to ensure that every child gets the best possible start. Our induction procedures in the Early Years ensure that children are given time to build solid relationships with adults and their peers and to settle into their new unfamiliar surroundings.
We know that this first meeting is one of the most important parts of beginning our relationships with your child. It is important that this first meeting should take place in familiar surroundings. Many children will be coming away from home for the first time when they start school and we want them to feel safe and secure with the new adults they will be working with. During our visit we really want to know all about your child and to gain an understanding of how best to support them settling successfully into the Academy.
Family Induction Sessions
You will then be invited to a Family Induction Session where you will have the opportunity to see the Academy’s facilities and resources and most importantly it will be time for the children to ‘play’ and explore their new surroundings alongside their family. During the visit there will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions and you will be encouraged to play alongside your child.
From Nursery to Primary School
Children joining our Academy all have the opportunity to build relationships with us and learn about the next stages of their education prior to starting with us in September.
Reception children and parents have a transition parents meeting in the summer term where parents and children spend time in the reception classrooms after a meeting to introduce the routines. It is our hope that the young people joining our home will feel comfortable and excited by their new surroundings in a controlled and personalised visit ahead of their first day of school. This allows for friendships to be developed and any questions or concerns to be answered in good time.
We also do home or other setting visits for new pupils who were not in our Nursery so that children may meet with their teachers in a more familiar setting.
It is our priority to help with this change, therefore we welcome any feedback and support from parents and carers on making this process easier for their children.