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Transition from Nursery or Pre-school into Reception questionnaire analysis 2011 to present day

Every year, the Head of Early Years, Mrs Stevens, asks our parents the same set of questions about their experiences with their children transitioning from our Nursery, or a local Pre-school, into our school.  Please see below a table to show the responses from our parents and some of the actions that we have taken as a result of this questionnaire.

 

Many thanks to all of our parents who have taken the time to respond to our questionnaires over the years.  

 

Analysis of results

Your child spent enough time visiting Reception classes and teachers before the summer holidays.

2011 – 88% gave a positive response to this statement.

2012 – 90% gave a positive response to this statement.

2013 – 87% gave a positive response to this statement (8% were N/A)

2014 – 96% gave a positive response to this statement.

2015 – 98% gave a positive response to this statement.

2016 – 88% gave a positive response to this statement. (2% were N/A) Comments from the 10% of parents who disagreed were that they were unable to attend some/all of the dates given.  For future reference, we will consider getting induction dates out earlier for parents, although this can be difficult as we have to wait on County sending out confirmed places before we know who is due to start at our school.

 

Your child was keen / confident about starting in Reception.

 

2011 – 93% gave a positive response to this statement.

2012 – 92% gave a positive response to this statement.

2013 – 95% gave a positive response to this statement.

2014 – 100% gave a positive response to this statement.

2015 – 93% gave a positive response to this statement. (4 parents disagreed.  Comments made were “he didn’t know what to expect” and “it took a while to realise that school was everyday!”)

2016 – 94% gave a positive response to this statement. (3 parents disagreed.  Comments were that it is a long time between induction in July and starting school in September or their child felt nervous as they had not been able to attend any induction events.)

 

You received enough information about the routines and expectations in Reception.

2011 – 70% gave a positive response to this statement.  As a result of this question we introduced a new EYFS Parent Handbook as part of the induction process in September 2012.

2012 – 92% gave a positive response to this statement.

The introduction of the new EYFS Parent Handbook as part of the induction process was welcomed by parents.

2013 – 95% gave a positive response to this statement.

2014 – 95% gave a positive response to this statement.

2015 – 93% gave a positive response to this statement.

2016 – 94% gave a positive response to this statement. 

Your child has settled well at the start of Reception.

 

2011 – 93% gave a positive response to this statement.

2012 – 95% gave a positive response to this statement.

2013 – 98% gave a positive response to this statement.

2014 – 98% gave a positive response to this statement.

2015 – 98% gave a positive response to this statement.

2016 – 100% gave a positive response to this statement.

 

You know who to talk to if your child is facing difficulties or upset in Reception.

2011 – 100% gave a positive response to this statement.

2012 – 97% gave a positive response to this statement.

2013 – 100% gave a positive response to this statement.

2014 – 100% gave a positive response to this statement.

2015 – 98% gave a positive response to this statement.

2016 – 98% gave a positive response to this statement.

 

There are enough opportunities to talk to the class teacher if you need to.

2011 – 93% gave a positive response to this statement.

2012 – 97% gave a positive response to this statement.

2013 – 95% gave a positive response to this statement.

2014 – 100% gave a positive response to this statement.

2015 – 91% gave a positive response to this statement. (further information was given to parents about our weekly Friday Open Mornings and our regular Parents evenings in a newsletter to clarify procedures.  This information was also added to the EYFS Parent Handbook for future years.)

2016 – 93% gave a positive response to this statement. (3 parents disagreed and 1 parent strongly disagreed.)  

Every year, all parents have a 30 minute individual meeting with their class teacher in the first week of the Autumn term and all parents are issued with a communication book to use.  In addition to this, all members of our EYFS staff, including the Head of Early Years go onto the playground every morning from 845am in order to speak to parents and be available for any conversations with parents.

 

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